1995 Incorporated by Loong Yong, Ph.D. in State of Tennessee
2001 Spectra Tech began full-time operations
2002 Obtained 8(a) certification, moved to cubicle in URS/Oak
Ridge, won contract as embedded contractor on Isotek team
2003 Awarded COE Huntsville contract, RCT TRU Project & VA contract, Mound Building 38 D&D, 20 employees
2004 NAVFAC contract, Isotek contract, DEMCO Witherspoon cleanup, UT-Battelle Lab Tech contract
2006 DESC training contract, EPA SONS Oil Spill exercise, NFS contract, opened Colorado office
2007 USACE Omaha contract, $5M+ in revenue, first year for
outside auditors, began operations in Germantown, MD, 40
2008 Y-12 Mentor Protégé, DOE Chicago contract, CH2MHill UPF contract, opened Mobile office, 60 employees
2009 Bought Oak Ridge office building, TRU Project grew to 25 RCTs, 100 employees in 10 states, first conference booth at WM Symposium
2011 Awarded GSA MOBIS and PES contracts
2012 Awarded UCOR RadCon and Professional and Administrative Services contracts
2015 Awarded SCMC DOE/NNSA Complex-Wide Nuclear Safety Basis Agreement
2016 Assumed M&O of DOE NRC License Facilities; awarded CNS Professional and Technical Services contract as part of GemTech NSS JV
2018 Opened Los Alamos, NM office
2020 Awarded SCMC Engineering Services Agreement and re-bid of SCMC Nuclear Services Agreement; 165 employees in 14 states
2022 Established Mentor-Protégé relationship with ORANO
Federal Services LLC; formed M-P joint venture Spectrano, LLC
2022 As part of Idaho Environmental Coalition, LLC (IEC) Team, assumed M&O of DOE Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP) End State Project; opened Idaho Falls office
2022 Awarded PORTS Radcon contract; opened Piketon, OH office; 215 employees in 16 states
2022 Awarded DOE Small Business of the Year Award for 2021
Guitar Foundation of America
Idaho Falls Music Club
Loong Yong, Ph. D.
Dr. Yong has B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Nuclear Engineering with over 30 years of professional experience in the areas of radiological engineering, nuclear safety, nuclear and hazardous waste management, environmental remediation, and special nuclear materials disposition. He has worked extensively at U.S. DOE facilities across the US, as well as several commercial nuclear power plants. Additionally, Dr. Yong has served as a consultant to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and major corporations in the nuclear and environmental industries. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Waste Management Symposia and the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association, and he serves on the Board of Trustees for the Guitar Foundation of America. Loong was also named by Governor Bill Lee to the Tennessee Nuclear Energy Advisory Council.
Sr. Vice President of Operations
Mr. Hale has an M.S. in Industrial Engineering and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee. His over 30 years of industry experience have mainly been focused on projects supported by the DOE. His areas of expertise include project management (including project controls), emergency management, nuclear operations, and safety analysis. In addition to DOE projects, Mr. Hale has managed Spectra Tech contracts associated with the Department of the Interior’s US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Department of Labor.
Director of Business Services
Ms. Moore has a B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting. She has worked in the accounting arena for almost 30 years and federal government contracting for over 10 years. She brings a broad range of experience across the spectrum of accounting, contract management, HR, benefits, project management, and supervision. Prior to joining Spectra Tech, Ms. Moore worked with Safety & Ecology Corp. as well as SAIC.
Mike Dunn, Ph.D.
Vice President of Nuclear Services
Dr. Dunn holds a Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Dunn has over 30 years of nuclear engineering experience in the areas of nuclear criticality safety (NCS), radiation transport and cross-section processing methods development. Dr. Dunn worked at ORNL for 19 years, where he served as Group Leader for the Nuclear Data and Criticality Safety Group and the Nuclear Data Group. He was also the Acting Group Leader for the Reactor Analysis Group. Dr. Dunn additionally served as the Program Execution Manager and ORNL Task Manager for the U.S. Nuclear Criticality Safety Program (NCSP). Dr. Dunn is the primary author or co-author on more than 90 publications. He is a member of the American Nuclear Society (ANS), and he is a past board member of the ANS Oak Ridge/Knoxville Section.
Chris A. Pickett
Director of Nonproliferation & Safeguards Services
Mr. Pickett holds M.S. and B.S. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Tennessee as well as a B.S. in Physics from Bowling Green State University. Mr. Pickett has 40 years of operating knowledge and experience with many nuclear fuel cycle processes including weapon’s production. His research in tagging, sealing, and tracking technologies is internationally recognized by the IAEA and other nonproliferation communities. Mr. Pickett is active in the European Safeguards Research and Development Agency (ESARDA) and the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM): where he served as president of the Central Region Chapter, Chair of the Charles E. Pietri Special Service Award subcommittee, a Member–at-Large, Chair of the MC&A Technical Division, and continues to serve as a member of the Technical Program Committee. Mr. Pickett is a Fellow of INMM and recently served as the Institute’s Secretary (2009-2019).
John M. Scaglione
Director of Nuclear Fuel Cycle Services
Mr. Scaglione has B.S. and M.E. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Florida and nearly 30 years of experience. He is skilled in the development and use of computational methods for criticality safety, computational validation, radiation shielding, reactor analysis, and nuclear and radiological material transport security. He has particular expertise in leading, performing, documenting, and reviewing complex analyses related to spent fuel storage, transportation, and disposal for DOE-owned and commercial spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level waste. He is a Six Sigma Yellow Belt and is the primary author or co-author on more than 50 publications. He is a member of the American Nuclear Society and the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management.
Director of Business Development
Mr. Conger has a BA degree in Economics/Business Administration from the University of Tennessee and over 25 years of professional experience performing sales, recruiting, and business development. He has worked extensively with federal and commercial organizations, including the Department of Energy, to provide quality, experienced personnel in support of engineering, operations, technology, IT, power generation, construction, and D&D projects. He is an active member of ETEC and ETEBA, and he serves on the board of the West Knox Warriors Lacrosse Club.
Manager of Business Development, IT
Mr. Livingston holds a BS in Management Information Systems from Tennessee Technological University. His almost 20 years of experience includes staffing and services for federal, state, and local governments as well as commercial clients. He served as Board of Directors for the Chattanooga Technology Council for 4 years and is currently a member with the Energy, Technology, and Environmental Business Association (ETEBA), a nonprofit business organization that supports the National Nuclear Security Administration and the Department of Energy.
Vice President of Technical Services
Mr. Vogeley has an MBA from the University of Tennessee and a B.S. in Marketing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He has over 30 years of professional experience, both domestically and internationally. He has experience in the areas of radiation protection; HTRW; industrial hygiene; environmental safety and health; D&D; and waste management. Mr. Vogeley has managed contracts associated with the DOE, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, a variety of universities, and numerous nuclear utilities. He is a past board member with the Energy, Technology and Environmental Business Association (ETEBA) and continues to actively support the organization.
Mr. Varnum is a retired healthcare executive who spent his career leveraging his Industrial Engineering education to improve culture and processes throughout healthcare delivery. He holds an MBA from Drake University and a BS in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University. Mr. Varnum previously served as President and CEO of an integrated healthcare delivery system with annual revenue of $500 million, 2400+ employees, and nearly 200 employed providers. He is the founder of Varnum Group LLC, where he pursues his passion of developing executive leaders to reach their full potential.
Board Advisor Emeritus
Mr. Gallagher is a visionary leader who has forged a career of successfully guiding businesses through times of fundamental change. After a highly successful 36-year career with Westinghouse, Jim retired in September 1999 as President of the Government and Environmental Services Company, a Westinghouse business unit that employed 17,500 employees at eleven major locations and managed $2.8 billion of federally funded programs. Jim is the founder of the Gallagher Consulting Group and currently provides innovative/strategic consultation to the commercial and government energy and environmental industry.
Our mission is to provide innovative and sustainable solutions for energy and environmental problems.
Spectra Tech will be a dynamic and innovative company providing engineering, environmental, and nuclear services and products to domestic and multinational clients. The company will be best known for high quality and efficiency.
Be honest in our personal and professional conduct
Good Stewards of Resources
Use the organization’s resources wisely
Measure our performance
Be responsible to clients and to each other
Keep an open mind for achieving the best results
Promote mutual trust
Reward associates fairly
Provide associates the tools to enable quality work
Have an open and honest communication