Vice President, Government Program Management
Jim Fornof is Vice President for Government Program Management at Lightbridge Corporation, providing leadership, management and oversight of projects involving government funding, and assisting the company with the implementation of corporate goals and strategic initiatives.
Prior to joining the company in 2018, he held several senior roles in nuclear projects and operations and power services. He was Director of International Nuclear Operations at Fluor Power Group, a global Fortune 500 firm, where he was responsible for nuclear projects globally, including new build EPC, operating plant capital improvements and decommissioning. He led international nuclear development pursuits in the United Kingdom, Argentina, Poland and Saudi Arabia, including client interface, technology partnering, and supply chain development.
Previously he was Director of Commercial Operations at BHI Energy | Power Services, a private equity-owned provider of maintenance and modification services to the nuclear, fossil, renewable, petrochemical and government sectors. He led the integration of the commercial process for multiple acquired product lines including maintenance and modification services, rotating equipment maintenance, valve services, I&C-E, steam and combustion turbine, and renewables. This included bid/no-bid determinations, pricing, proposal development and corporate governance.
Jim was also Director of Strategic Investment and Manager of Business Development for Nuclear Power Plants at Westinghouse Electric Company, and has held marketing, project management and business development positions with WesDyne International, DQE, OnDemand Energy Solutions, Allegheny Development Corporation and Duquesne Light Company.
Jim is a graduate of the Ohio State University, where he received a B.S.M.E. in nuclear engineering. He earned an M.B.A. in finance from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School, and conducted post-graduate studies at the Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management (WHU) in Koblenz, Germany. He is a registered Professional Engineer and a Chartered Financial Analyst.