- B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 1977
- Professional Engineer Civil, California, #31430
Mr. Bak has over 25 years of management experience with engineering, engineered products, and consulting organizations in the electric power industry. He also has a strong background in strategic planning, sales and marketing, engineering analysis, root cause investigation, project management, personnel management, and profit/loss responsibility.
Mr. Bak has conducted performance assessments at six electric utility clients over the past several years as well as managing a group responsible for the maintenance and asset management assessments of over twenty utility (both generation and electric transmission and distribution) clients. These assessments included a thorough review of management, technology, work management, and operational processes; and on several occasions have led to the performance of root cause evaluations.
Mr. Bak has served as a regulatory compliance and technical officer for the design, licensing, and supplier of nuclear spent fuel storage systems in response to NRC concerns over the management of the license. He led the major root cause investigation and corrective action initiatives for the company response to NRC concerns, including engineering analysis (vessels, concrete structures, and support equipment), license submittals, and public meetings. This spent fuel storage system was the market leader during this period.
Mr. Bak has provided the design and analysis of nuclear and fossil plant pressure components, included nuclear reactor vessel and piping components (piping, vessels, tanks, values, pumps, and miscellaneous components). Mr. Bak has performed ASME B&PV Code (Section III) code compliance analysis, finite element analysis, heat transfer analysis, and fracture mechanics analysis for over twenty utility and manufacturing clients.
Mr. Bak has also served as project and contract manager for a variety of electric power projects, including major nuclear plant piping replacement programs, SCADA / EMS installations, major design and engineering projects, and the supply of nuclear spent fuel systems.