Appointment of a new Director of Reactor Operations
The MIT NRL is very pleased to announce the appointment of Al Queirolo as the new Director of Reactor Operations. Al arrived at the NRL on January 4, 2016, and will assume full DRO responsibility following completion of various training requirements in a few months. The NRL is very fortunate to have the opportunity to bring on a new DRO with an extraordinary level of operational and managerial experience. Al comes to us from Brookhaven National Laboratory where he served as manager of operations of the Brookhaven High Flux Beam Reactor (HFBR), and later as manager of the Reactor Division. A critically important goal for the MIT NRL is to be able to significantly improve reactor operational reliability, which can then greatly improve our research performance. During Al's tenure as head of the operations of the 60-MW HFBR, the facility had a virtually perfect record of operational reliability. We have great confidence that Al can work within our excellent operations organization bringing together inside knowledge and his outside experience to make a major leap forward in the NRL’s operational performance.