Baltimore, MD – November 26, 2012 – Constellation Energy Nuclear Group (CENG) announces the appointment of Christopher Costanzo to the position of Site Vice President at Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station in Oswego, NY. Costanzo has been serving as Plant General Manager at CENG’s Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant (CCNPP) since August 2011 and will report to Maria Korsnick, Chief Nuclear Officer, effective November 26, 2012.
“I am pleased to have the ability to tap into the vast experience that Chris Costanzo brings to the fleet,” explains Korsnick. “Throughout his career he’s built great teams and run efficient operations and will be a welcomed complement to the Nine Mile Point leadership.”
Prior to joining CENG, Costanzo worked at Duane Arnold Energy Center (DAEC) in Iowa as the Site Vice President. He joined DAEC in 2009 from St. Lucie, where he was Plant General Manager for three years and operations manager for three years. Costanzo spent 14 years at Exelon where he held several leadership roles in Operations, Work Management, Training and FIN (Fix it Now). Prior to that, he served in the U.S. Navy for nine years. He received his Senior Reactor Operator (SRO) license at Peach Bottom Power Station in the mid-1990s.
In a related move, Mark Flaherty, the acting Corporate Site Operations (CSO) Plant General Manager, a position located in Baltimore, MD, will join the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant team in Lusby, MD, as the new Plant General Manager, reporting to George Gellrich, Site Vice President. Prior to his current assignment, Flaherty was the CSO General Manager – Fleet Engineering. Flaherty, who has worked in the nuclear industry for more than 25 years, served as the acting Plant General Manager at Nine Mile Point for approximately three months in 2011 and was promoted to Manager – Fleet Engineering in 2009.
Flaherty began his career in the CENG fleet at the R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant in 1989 as a Licensing Engineer and held numerous positions with increased responsibility, including Director of Nuclear Safety and Licensing. In 2004, he became the Manager of Fleet Licensing and helped lead the Nine Mile Point License Renewal project. In 2006, he became the Manager – Engineering at CCNPP.
CENG welcomes both gentlemen to their new roles.
About Constellation Energy Nuclear Group (CENG)
CENG (a joint venture between subsidiaries of Exelon Corporation (Exelon – NYSE: EXC) and Electricité de France, SA (EDF)) is based in Baltimore, Maryland. Exelon, through its subsidiaries, owns 50.01% of CENG and is the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with operations in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. EDF, through its subsidiaries, owns 49.99% of CENG and is developing strategies in North America in nuclear, renewables and trading. CENG is a leading producer of safe and reliable nuclear power. The company owns and operates five nuclear reactors at three sites in New York and Maryland. CENG’s core values are nuclear and personal safety. Nuclear energy – America’s largest source of clean-air, carbon-free, reliable electricity, producing no greenhouse gases – accounts for more than 20 percent of U.S.-produced electricity, powering one in five homes and businesses across the United States.