John R. Eschenberg was named the Federal Project Director for the Uranium Processing Facility at the Y-12 National Security Complex in 2012. This $6.5 billion investment is largest post-war construction project in Tennessee’s history and represents the National Nuclear Security Administration’s single largest capital investment. The facility will provide state-of-the-art technologies to process uranium for nonproliferation activities, medical isotope production, nuclear fuel supply for the US Navy, and stockpile viability.
John serves on the Board of Directors for the Emory Valley Center, Methodist Medical Center, Tech 20/20, East Tennessee Economic Council, and the Oak Ridge Rowing Association, and is an active supporter Oak Ridge community initiatives.
John has over 20 years of industrial experience in a variety of defense, commercial, and Department of Energy settings having had responsibility for multi-billion dollar design and construction projects. He has held employment with Halliburton-NUS Corporation, Brown & Root Environmental Corporation, and the Department of Navy.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Maryland and is also a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia and the Executive Management Program at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. John was recognized as the National Management Association’s Executive of the Year for 2009.