Moltex CEO appointed to CNA board

Saint John, New Brunswick (Monday, October 26, 2020)Moltex Energy is delighted to announce that Rory O’Sullivan, CEO, North America at Moltex was appointed to the Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) Board of Directors during the CNA’s 60th Annual General Meeting on Thursday, October 22, 2020.

“As a developer of small modular reactors, Moltex represents a pivotal sector of the Canadian nuclear industry and we are pleased to have them on our Board of Directors,” said John Gorman, President & CEO, Canadian Nuclear Association. “We look forward to Mr. O’Sullivan’s unique insights as a mechanical engineer with experience in reactor design, supply chain development and large-scale project management.”

O’Sullivan will serve on the Board as a representative of CNA’s “Class 2,” which includes companies involved or specializing in engineering, procurement and construction. His term begins immediately.

“I’m honoured to join the CNA Board on behalf of Moltex,” said O’Sullivan, CEO, North America, Moltex Energy. “The CNA plays an important role in advocating for nuclear energy and technology in Canada, and I appreciate the opportunity to influence strategies, priorities and narratives. Canada is on course to be a leader in the development of small modular reactors and I want to ensure the country maintains this momentum.”

Moltex is developing a molten salt reactor that consumes used CANDU fuel. In 2018, NB Power and the Government of New Brunswick selected the company to advance its technology in New Brunswick, with the aim of deploying its first reactor at the Point Lepreau site as early as 2030. 

O’Sullivan has been with Moltex since the company was founded in 2014.

Media contact:

Erin Polka
Director of Communications
Moltex Energy

About Moltex:

Moltex is a privately held company striving to solve the world’s most critical challenge: providing sufficient clean, reliable and affordable energy. In collaboration with innovators and energy experts, the company is developing a small modular reactor that will help keep fossil fuels in the ground. Moltex was selected by NB Power and the Government of New Brunswick to progress development of its reactor technology in New Brunswick, Canada, with the aim of deploying its first reactor at the Point Lepreau site as early as 2030. 

About the Canadian Nuclear Association:

The CNA is a non-profit organization established in 1960 to represent the nuclear industry in Canada and promote the development and growth of nuclear technologies for peaceful purposes.  The CNA’s objectives include, creating and fostering a political environment and reasonable regulatory framework for advancing the nuclear industry in Canada; encouraging cooperation among various industries and agencies with a common interest in the development of nuclear power; providing a forum for the discussion and resolution of issues of concern to members, industry or the Canadian public; and to encourage cooperation with other associations with similar objectives and purposes.  

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