Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Wolf, a founding shareholder of ARC, is a business executive and venture capital investor who has held senior level/founder responsibilities in many different businesses. He is the co-founder of a real estate private equity business based in Paris and Washington, DC. Previously, he was general partner in a U.S. based real estate development company. There, he put together and served as CEO of a building materials, construction and solid waste business, and as CEO of a hotel management company that managed the group's hotels. Mr. Wolf earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from New Mexico State University, an MBA from Stanford Business School, and a JD from Harvard Law School.
Vice Chairman of the Board
Mr. Campbell, a founding shareholder of ARC, is an international energy policy expert, former CEO of an international energy consulting firm, and a former senior U.S. Department of Energy official. Mr. Campbell is the immediate former Managing Director of the Washington Office of Baker Donelson, a national law and public policy firm, and is currently the firm's Senior Strategic Advisor for Government Relations & Public Policy. He is also President of the Howard Baker Forum, the public and international affairs affiliate of Baker Donelson, and the Director of the U.S. – Japan Roundtable on Nuclear Energy Cooperation.
Previously, Mr. Campbell co-founded and served as CEO of Washington Policy & Analysis Inc., an international energy-consulting firm, for eighteen years before its sale to the Informa Group, a business information and publishing company traded on the London Stock Exchange. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Campbell originated and led the development team for the vigilance vessel profiling system, a terrorism risk management system employed by the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, Scotland Yard and other government entities to reduce the risk of terrorism presented by commercial shipping. He also originated and developed with the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at St. Andrews University, an internet-based distance learning program in counter terrorism studies for law enforcement and military used around the world today. Additionally, Mr. Campbell served as a consultant to the senior management team at Sandia National Laboratories, and to its Global Nuclear Energy Futures program. He also served as Director of Policy, Planning and Analysis at the U.S. DOE.
Prior to coming to Washington in 1987, Mr. Campbell served as president of an oil and gas consulting firm, an executive vice president of an independent oil and gas company, a lawyer specializing in energy law and litigation, and an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Houston and in Dallas.
Mr. Campbell holds a BA in History from Texas Christian University, an MA in Political Science from George Washington University, and a JD from Southern Methodist University School of Law.
With an extensive record in the field of technology, Mr. Ali offers a unique combination of executive management, technical and marketing skills. A professed technologist, he has a passion for bringing new, innovative technology to the market in the form of products and solutions that address complex, contemporary problems. Mr. Ali prides himself on his ability to bring together diverse, talented individuals into a single, focused, effective team with a common purpose. He has a proven track record of building global businesses and organizations, involving a number of innovative, emerging technologies.
Prior to joining ARC, Mr. Ali was President and CEO of Lambda OpticalSystems, a late-stage, venture-backed startup building high-end optical networking equipment. The company successfully raised funds in three rounds of venture financing, had contracts with the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Department of Energy, and at its peak employed over 75 engineers.
Before Lambda, Mr. Ali was President of CommWorks Corporation, a 3Com company. At CommWorks, Mr. Ali had complete responsibility for all aspects of the business, growing its revenues to $770 million per year, improving profitability from a loss to 20% net operating margin, and expanding the organization to over 1,700 employees globally.
Mr. Ali received an MS in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Southern Methodist University. He was also a founding member of the ATM Forum.
Board Member, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Braun has more than 34 years of experience in commercial nuclear power operations. He was most recently the President and Chief Nuclear Officer of PSEG Nuclear, a position that he assumed on April 1, 2015. Previously, Mr. Braun worked for many years with Exelon Corporation. His last position was Site Vice President of Exelon Corporation’s Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station. Prior to his appointment at Peach Bottom, he was Vice President of Nuclear Oversight of Exelon’s nuclear group headquarters and previously served as Plant Manager of the company’s Limerick Generating Station, where he held a senior reactor operator license. Mr. Braun began his career at Limerick in 1982.
Mr. Braun has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Villanova University and received their Distinguished Alumni Award in 2013. Mr. Braun received an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from the Rowan University College of Engineering in 2016.
Board Member & Senior Vice President – Project Management
Dr. Iotti has had an extensive career in all aspects of the nuclear industry, including strategic planning; engineering, design, and construction; environmental management; cleanup and decommissioning; and program management and oversight for multi-billion dollar, complex nuclear endeavors for the U.S. Government.
In his early years, he held important positions at Ebasco, at the time a major US architect-engineering firm, which played key roles in coordinating the design of many nuclear power plants both in the US and abroad. Later, Dr. Iotti led the CH2M Hill Nuclear Business Group. At CH2M Hill he had a successful record of managing large engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects, the most recent one being the highly successful Idaho Cleanup Project.
In addition to his strategic and executive oversight roles, Dr. Iotti has had more than 20-years hands-on scientific and field experience — particularly relevant to future technology initiatives in nuclear and other advanced technologies. He has made significant engineering, scientific, and management contributions to large state-of-the-art projects such as nuclear fusion. Dr. Iotti’s involvement with fusion energy dates back to the early 80’s with the design and construction of the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR), followed by his role in the design of the TPX at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. In the early 90’s he was seconded by the US Department of Energy to help manage the ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor), an international effort to develop fusion power. Dr. Iotti initially served as the Chairman of the Management Advisory Committee to the ITER Council, the governing body of ITER. In 2015 he was unanimously appointed the Chair of the ITER Council.
Dr. Iotti received his Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees in nuclear engineering from Kansas State University.
President & CEO, ARC Canada
Mr. Sawyer is a proven business leader with a track record of driving performance and results in highly complex corporate, public sector and industry environments. As a strategic thinker, culture and team builder, communicator and advisor, he has built his skills on an early technical and regulatory foundation, allowing him to rise to key senior executive roles in the energy sector.
Mr. Sawyer has more than 37 years of combined nuclear power industry experience in Canada. He has been involved in both the operation of commercial nuclear power plants and in the regulation of the Canadian nuclear power industry. His industry experience is broad and deep. He worked for five years at Bruce Power, at one of the largest privately-owned nuclear power plant sites in the world, where he rose to the position of Executive Vice President & Chief Nuclear Officer. Previously, he worked at the Hydro Quebec Gentilly-2 nuclear generating station as the Station Manager. Earlier in his career, he worked for over 16 years at NB Power, fulfilling a number of key roles and holding a Senior Reactor Operating License at the Point Lepreau Generating Station.
Additionally, in an important period of his career on the regulatory side, Mr. Sawyer worked for 10 years at the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, the regulatory body for the Canadian nuclear industry, holding the position of Director of Licensed Operator Training and Examination.
Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Sackett, a former Associate Director of Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and an internationally recognized expert in reactor design and safety, led much of the initial development work in small fast-reactors for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Since his departure from ANL, he has served as a consultant to U.S. DOE and is a part time employee of the Idaho National Laboratory as a senior advisor.
During his extensive career, Dr. Sackett has managed large-scale nuclear programs for ANL and U.S. DOE involving hundreds of millions of dollars of R&D funding. He is considered one of the foremost authorities on small reactor design. His experience with fast-reactors and associated fuel recycling is not just theoretical; early in his career he was the Director of the EBR-II Division where he was responsible for day-to-day operation of the reactor and conduct of its experimental programs.
He is known as an originator of the “inherently safe” approach to reactor design, a concept demonstrated in landmark tests at EBR-II in 1986. These tests changed the approach to reactor safety worldwide and are the cornerstone of the ARC reactor design. For this work he received considerable recognition, including the Walker Cissler Award, an international award for achievements in fast-reactor design and an American Nuclear Society special award for his contributions to reactor safety. He is widely published and has received many other awards for his work.
Dr. Sackett received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Idaho and his PhD in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Arizona.
Carol Lynn Landry is a Business Graduate from the University of New Brunswick (Saint John). During her post-secondary education, Carol spent 5 years as a Canadian Naval Reservist working in several locations including HMCS Brunswicker and Canadian Forces Base Halifax providing human resource and administrative support to the Fleet. During her University studies, Carol was also involved in the Junior Achievement Business Basics program geared towards providing Business Fundamentals to youth.
With a focus on Customer Service, Carol joined the telecommunications industry, managing the Customer Loyalty and Retention in the rapidly evolving cellular mobility in its infancy. Then moving to Broadband built a skillset in content management and communications, where she was an editor for several years.
After focusing on the addition of two beautiful children, she redirected her attention towards the establishment and management of the family accounting business, focused on business management and assisting in the growth of small and medium size businesses in the Province of New Brunswick. With an entrepreneurial spirit and an innate self-starter, Carol has taken on several business endeavors with success.
An avid runner, Carol now serves on the Board of Directors for Athletics New Brunswick since as Vice-President lending her experience in Human Resources, Marketing and Communications to the Organization.
Since joining ARC Canada in 2019, Carol has focused on developing the organizations Human Resource Strategy for Organizational development, Communications and Corporate Affairs.
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Cypes was a partner until 2013 in Grossberg Company LLP, a Certified Public Accounting Firm, located in Bethesda, Maryland that providing audit, accounting, tax and management services. In 2013 he formed and is President of Evergreen Professional Services, Inc., which provides fiduciary, accounting and consulting services to high net worth individuals, trusts and families. Mr. Cypes serves as trustee of numerous trusts and provides continuing support for a number of businesses where he had formerly been partner in charge while at Grossberg Company LLP.
Mr. Cypes was the organizer, Board Member, and Vice Chairman of Monument Bank in Maryland, which was merged with Revere Bank in 2016. Mr. Cypes serves on the Advisory Board of Revere Bank.
Mr. Cypes received a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Business and Public Administration at University of Maryland.
Vice President – Fuel Cycle Management & Safeguards
Dr. Arthur, formerly head of nuclear programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), is a recognized international expert in reactor system enterprise modeling and deployment. In his position at Los Alamos, he was involved in a wide range of nuclear technologies and applications, including advanced reactor systems design, accelerator applications for the destruction of nuclear waste, and management of nuclear materials to reduce proliferation risk. His work emphasized modeling of relationships between energy use and environmental effects, advanced simulation for new nuclear system development and simulation to optimize fuel cycle management systems.
He has published approximately 100 papers on a wide variety of technical subjects and has received numerous awards, and extensive recognition, throughout his education and career. This includes the U.S. DOE Excellence Award, appointment as technical advisor to the billion-dollar Japanese Proton Accelerator Research Center, recognition as a national Woodrow Wilson Fellow, membership in the Sigma Xi outstanding science achievement society, and Phi Beta Kappa.
Dr. Arthur received his BS (magna cum laude) in Physics and History from Tulane University and his PhD in Nuclear Physics from the University of Virginia.
Vice President – Mechanical Design & Reactor Operations
Mr. King is a recognized international expert in design and maintenance for fast reactor systems. His career spans more than 30 years at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL), where he was responsible for mechanical system design and operational safety of the EBR-II reactor. He had a lead role in the major fast-reactor design initiatives undertaken by the Argonne National Laboratories, leading the effort to incorporate lessons learned from EBR-II in future reactor designs, forming the basis for the ARC reactor.
He was the senior technical advisor for design of systems supporting the decommissioning of the BN-350 reactor in Kazakhstan, a sodium-cooled fast reactor, working closely with the Kazakhstan National Nuclear Center.
He has published more than thirty papers on sodium reactor technology and related topics. He was a leading member of the ASME boiler and pressure vessel code sub-committee that developed design standards for sodium-cooled fast reactor systems.
Vice President – Licensing & Quality Assurance
Mr. Saldarini brings over 45 years of experience in project management, project engineering and licensing in support of a wide cadre of nuclear projects. Through his service in these various management capacities, Mr. Saldarini has acquired an expert knowledge of requirements necessary to obtain a U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) license on time and within budget.
He has extensive experience interfacing directly with the NRC and the Department of Energy (DOE) and has been responsible for the preparation and licensing defense of numerous safety analysis reports, in support of NRC licensed facilities. He also has interfaced with international regulatory bodies, including the Office for Nuclear Regulation (United Kingdom) and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.
Mr. Saldarini has been actively engaged in the licensing activities associated with large Light Water Reactors as well as Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) and Non-Light Water advanced reactor designs. He has worked in the licensing of nuclear facilities at senior levels with many established nuclear engineering companies, including Bechtel, most recently, and previously Foster Wheeler, Raytheon and Ebasco.
As a member of the American Nuclear Society, he served on the Standards Steering Committee, the Nuclear Power Plant Standards Management Committee, and was chairman of the Nuclear Facilities Standards Committee.
Mr. Saldarini received his Bachelor of Engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology and his M.B.A. from Rutgers University.
Vice President – Reactor Design & Safety Analysis
Dr. Wade, formerly the Director of the Reactor Analysis Division at Argonne National Laboratory, is a recognized expert in reactor physics. In his 34-year career at Argonne, he was involved in the design and analysis of the full range of fast reactor systems addressed by U.S. DOE, including development of core and reactor designs for the Generation IV reactor concepts. He had overall responsibility for reactor core design and the safety case for the Integral Fast Reactor, U.S. DOE’s lead program in the 1980s and a predecessor to the ARC reactor. He holds the rank of a Distinguished Fellow Engineer, the highest technical rank at Argonne.
His deep interest in small modular reactor systems led to a leading position with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) where he participated for many years in studies focused on the deployment of compact, proliferation-resistant reactors to developing countries. He is the lead author of a major IAEA report on the subject that was published and widely recognized.
Dr. Wade received his BS in Mechanical Engineering and MS in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Illinois, his PhD in Nuclear Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Vice President – Fuel Design
Dr. Walters is a recognized international expert in nuclear reactor fuel. He has had a long and distinguished career at Argonne National Laboratory, where he rose to a position of Director, Fuels and Materials Division and then Director of Engineering Division, managing tens of millions of dollars related to fast-reactor development.
His experience is both hands-on and analytic. He led the development of fuels and materials for fast reactors over a 34-year career, concentrating on metal fuel, which is the fuel of choice for the ARC reactor. Its development involved many innovations, which were then proven in irradiation testing of the EBR-II. Perhaps his most important achievement was the successful design of plutonium-bearing metal fuel and later the inclusion of minor actinides. In the course of this work, Dr. Walters has led the design and construction of three first-of-a-kind fuel fabrication facilities. Later in his career, he turned his attention to hydrogen production using nuclear power and preservation of the fast-reactor knowledge base.
Dr. Walters received his BS, MS and PhD in Metallurgical Engineering from Purdue University. He is the recipient of the University of Chicago’s Distinguished Performance Award and Purdue University’s Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award.
Vice President – Finance
James Wolf has over 15 years of experience in cross-border finance and private equity investments.
Since 2016, Mr. Wolf has served as Director of Curio Capital, managing cross-border investment & market entry between US & Japan in the health, wellness & sustainability sectors. From 2013 to 2016, Mr. Wolf was Managing Director for Las Vegas based digital out-of-home media company, Show Media. He launched the Asian business, managing sales and operations teams to build the largest digital media network in Macau.
From 2007 to 2013, Mr. Wolf was a Partner of US$70 million emerging markets focused private equity firm, MKW Capital. At MKW, he managed fund operations and investment execution in eleven portfolio companies in Macau across media & tourism industries sourcing several exits to listed companies.
Previously, Mr. Wolf worked at the Tokyo office of US private equity fund Cerberus Capital Management executing large scale investments of over US$3.5 billion dollars mainly in the real estate & tourism areas. He started his career at Deutsche Bank in New York as an investment banker in the telecommunications team.
Mr. Wolf graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and Japanese (minor).
Fawn Zeuchner is a recent graduate from St. Francis Xavier University. As an individual who has always been passionate about the environment, Fawn studied Environmental Sciences where she graduated with an advanced Major specializing in Climate and Water. During her university career, Fawn was a member of the STFX Women’s Rugby team, earning both an AUS and CIS gold medal championship.
Eager to make a difference in her community, Fawn has joined the board of Sustainable Saint John, an organization creating a culture of sustainability in the Greater Saint John area. Now, Fawn is currently the Program Manager for ARC Nuclear Canada Inc. where she applies her strong work ethics, sportsmanship, and leadership skills to her day to day work endeavors.
As a clean energy enthusiast, Fawn is proud to start her career working for a company that is promoting environmentally friendly energy solutions to mitigate climate change while promoting economic growth. Fawn hopes to see New Brunswick grow into a manufacturing hub for SMR deployment, exporting clean and reliable power around the globe. Fawns interest in making an active difference in the fight against climate change is what led her to work in the green energy sector. In the future, Fawn hopes to continue to help clean, sustainable, and affordable energy become widely available around the globe.