FORT WORTH, Texas August 18, 2020
Certrec, a leading regulatory compliance provider for NERC compliance and advanced on-line solutions, announced today that its Office of NERC Compliance team is growing. Sonja Myers joins the team as a Senior Plant/Transmission System Analyst. Steven George and Brian Patin are coming in as ONC Compliance Analysts.
“Sonja, Steven, and Brian all are accomplished leaders with successful careers in regulatory compliance for the energy industry,” said Certrec CEO, Ted Enos. “We are delighted to welcome them to the Office of NERC Compliance team.”
Mrs. Myers brings more than three decades of commercial nuclear experience, including NERC regulatory compliance, with focus in leadership, design and licensing basis, project management, and plant and process management. In her previous role as a Design Engineering Director at Catawba Nuclear Plant, she managed the Routine Design Engineering project and Design Basis. “I look forward to using my experience and knowledge of NERC standards, configuration management, project management, technical issues resolution, and causal analysis to benefit the ONC team,” stated Myers.
Mr. George is an accomplished quality assurance and audit professional with more than a decade of experience in managing complex quality and internal control programs for companies in the electric industry, such as A&W Energy and DP Engineering. In his previous experience as a Quality Manager at A&W Energy, he managed the launch of the company’s first nonconformance and corrective action program. “Certrec has a reputation for innovation, and I’m excited to bring my regulatory compliance expertise to the table,” George said.
Mr. Patin brings more than three decades of experience including in the areas of NERC compliance, nuclear operations, operations and emergency planning training instruction, ASME in-service testing, emergency drills, emergency planning, and surveillance testing. “I’ve partnered with Certrec on several contract projects in the past and have always had a wonderful experience working with the team. I am excited to join the ONC team as an analyst,” stated Patin.
Certrec makes NERC compliance manageable by empowering those who power the world. In their new roles at Certrec Corporation, the trio will work with clients to find solutions that improve their NERC compliance status while proactively protecting the environment and surrounding communities.
Founded in 1988, Certrec is a regulatory compliance service provider with more than 1,200 cumulative years of energy industry experience helping clients manage the regulatory process to their advantage.
Certrec's Office of NERC Compliance (ONC), Office of Licensing and Compliance (OLC), and Office of New Plant (ONP) solutions are used by nuclear, fossil, solar, and wind facilities and Registered Entities across the United States when complying with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) compliance and licensing standards.
Certrec is ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified, ensuring that its regulatory compliance web-tools and facilities comply with an internationally recognized standard of best practices regarding business, cyber and physical security and control. Also, Certrec successfully completed a Type 2 SOC 2 examination where the scope of Document Management and Regulatory Services was examined against the Trust Services principles of Security, Availability, and Confidentiality. Certrec is committed to undergoing similar required annual examinations and audits to maintain or exceed current levels of service.