Larry Perkins serves as Director of the Operations Management Division. In this role, he oversees the Facilities Oversight Branch; the Safety, Security and Waste Management Branch; and the Engineering Branch.
He joined DOE’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management after serving as Acting Manager of the Nuclear Energy Oak Ridge Site Office. During his time with the Office of Nuclear Energy, he also served as the Deputy Assistant Manager for Nuclear Fuel Supply where he was responsible for advancing DOE’s nuclear energy programs in Oak Ridge, Portsmouth, Ohio, and Paducah, Kentucky. In addition, he oversaw leases, agreements, and technology development and deployment between DOE and the United States Enrichment Corporation.
Prior to joining DOE, Mr. Perkins was the Vice President for Environment, Safety, and Health for CH2M Hill before joining Montgomery Watson Harza (MWH) in the same capacity. He has more than 30 years of private industry experience, which includes time as a college professor. He has served in many electrical and oversight positions, ranging from Electrical Authority Having Jurisdiction to Chief Electrician.
Due to his expertise, he has served on several fatality and serious injury investigations in both private industry and government installations. He has also performed electrical assessments and accident investigations throughout the U.S. for many private industry companies and has developed and taught electrical courses for private industry and at the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration Institute.
Mr. Perkins received his master’s degree from Marshall University and his bachelor’s degree from East Tennessee State University. He serves on several national committees including the National Fire Protection Association 70E committee and ASTM committees.