Founded in 1995 by Loong Yong, Ph.D., Spectra Tech is today a thriving engineering and environmental services company working on engineering, environmental and nuclear projects worldwide for its clients, which include U.S. Federal agencies, government contractors, and private commercial companies. In 2014, Spectra Tech acquired BAT Associates, Inc. as a wholly-owned subsidiary, expanding Spectra Tech’s environmental services offerings and expertise. Throughout the company’s history, Spectra Tech has maintained an excellent track record for customer satisfaction, high employee morale, and job safety.
Our highly qualified and experienced professional staff members are committed to providing clients with the highest level of service. Spectra Tech engineers and scientists have backgrounds in engineering, construction management, environmental remediation, Spent Nuclear Fuel, hazardous and radioactive waste management, decontamination and decommissioning (D&D), nuclear safety and operations, radiation protection, regulatory compliance, Quality Assurance, contract management, and procurement.
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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. Department of Energy national laboratories and facilities across the United States, 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.
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 nearly 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.
Vice President of Business Administration
Ms. Stegall has over 40 years of experience in various areas of office management. She oversees Spectra Tech’s Business Services, including accounting, human resources, security administration, facilities, office services, contracts/procurement, corporate financial systems, and information technology. Ms. Stegall previously worked at the DOE, Union Carbide, and IT Corporation.
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 more than 20 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 25 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.
Robert J. Milazzo, P.E., P.M.P.
Vice President of Environmental Services
Mr. Milazzo has an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Tennessee and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Dayton. He is a registered Professional Engineer in multiple states and is a certified Project Management Professional. He has more than 35 years of experience providing program and project management support to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and DOE at locations through-out the U.S. Mr. Milazzo is currently serving as the Business Manager for a $38.5M DOE-ID NRC Licensed Facilities M&O contract. He has direct program management experience on over $250 million in Remedial Action Contract (RAC) and Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste (HTRW)-related contracts and direct project management experience in providing over $15M in engineering design and planning services.
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 25 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. 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.
Mr. Lillard has over 34 years of professional experience in Health Care Administration. As President and CEO of Methodist Health System (MHS), Oak Ridge, TN, Mr. Lillard worked with the Board of Directors, medical staff, and the community to build a positive consensus and momentum for the consolidation of MHS and Ft. Sanders Alliance to form Covenant Health with $1.1 billion in annual revenue and 15,000 employees. Since 1998, Mr. Lillard has worked as a management consultant with small, start-up organizations to help them become established, successful, and vibrant businesses within the community. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge.
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