Terrestrial Energy Announces Addition of Former President of Bechtel Nuclear to the International Advisory Board
MISSISSAUGA, ON – March 18, 2015 – Terrestrial Energy Inc. announces that it has appointed E. James Reinsch to its International Advisory Board. Mr. Reinsch is a 40-year veteran of the global nuclear power industry, and is formerly the President of Bechtel Power’s global nuclear power business, and currently a member of the board of directors of Duke Energy.
James Reinsch joins a group of some of the most experienced and knowledgeable members of the nuclear power industry who are providing Terrestrial Energy with strategic advice as it seeks to commercialise Terrestrial Energy’s next-generation nuclear reactor, the Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR®).
Mr. Reinsch ranks among the most distinguished and capable executives in the field of nuclear power project management. During his forty years with Bechtel, he directed the company’s global nuclear operations for eight years, presided over Bechtel Canada Company, and managed large regions in the United States and Southwest Asia. Mr. Reinsch served as the President of the American Nuclear Society in 2005/2006. He was a member of the board of directors of the Nuclear Energy Institute, as well as a member of their executive committee. Mr. Reinsch currently serves on the board of directors of Duke Energy, the largest power utility company in the United States. Duke owns and operates eight nuclear power stations. He also serves on the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation’s (ENEC) committee on nuclear power, reporting to the board of directors. ENEC currently has four nuclear power reactors under development.
“The global energy industry is ready to adopt a new energy technology that is cheaper than coal,” said Mr. Reinsch, “and Terrestrial Energy’s IMSR® offers that possibility. Terrestrial Energy has impressed me with their practical approach towards technology and business execution. I am honored to be a part of this exciting project, and to help bring it to fruition.”