Board of Directors
RSCS was founded in 1989 by our board members with a vision to establish a company to provide innovative, advanced, and efficient services to industries and government agencies which employ the use of nuclear and radiological materials to conduct business. Over the years, their commitment to quality, ethics, and customer satisfaction has been the driving force which has grown our company into a world-class solution-provider to our clients around the globe.
Today, our Board continues their mission and provides the strategic planning, technical reviews, and oversight of operations to ensure our products and services provide the highest value to our clients. They remain actively involved in the nuclear industry and have assembled a superlative team of managers and technical specialists who are independent thinkers and highly motivated in the performance of their jobs. Our Board member’s leadership efforts are clearly demonstrated by our company’s consistent growth, employee dedication, and unparalleled customer respect.
Mr. Darois has 34 years of experience and has held various technical and managerial positions in nuclear power facilities, decommissioning sites, and environmental laboratories. He has an M.S. and B.S. in Radiological Sciences and Protection and is certified by the American Board of Health Physics. Mr. Darois’ technical specialties include alpha contamination controls, internal and external dosimetry assessments, facility characterization, source calibrations, decommissioning cost estimation, and contaminated groundwater management. Mr. Darois has authored many professional papers and presentations and was a key author on several EPRI Guideline documents. He is currently a member of ANSI N13.1 committee, “Guide to Sampling Airborne Radioactive Materials in Stacks and Ducts.
Mr. Darois provides executive oversight of our quality and technical programs. He also directs many large projects involving complex calculations, radiation exposures, and regulatory compliance, for both US and international clients.
Mr. Straccia has 35 years of experience in nuclear power and large industry holding positions in Operational Health Physics, Emergency Planning, and Training. He has a B.S. degree in Radiological Health Physics and is certified by the American Board of Health Physics. Mr. Straccia’s technical specialties include radiological operations, instrumentation, product development, and licensing. He has served on several technical and industry committees and is the current President of the New England Chapter of the Health Physics Society.
Mr. Straccia provides executive oversight of our laboratory operations and instrument manufacturing and sales divisions. He also directs many large projects involving radiation detection solutions, radiation producing machines, and radiological field operations.
Mr.Tarzia has 30 years of experience and has held various technical and managerial positions in research reactors, nuclear power facilities, and decommissioning sites. He has an M.S. and B.S. in Radiological Sciences and Protection, an M.B.A, is certified by the American Board of Health Physics and has previously held a Sr. Reactor Operator’s license. Mr. Tarzia’s technical specialties include reactor operations, decommissioning, internal and external dosimetry, and operational health physics. Mr. Tarzia has authored many professional papers and resides on several committees. He is the current Assistant Chairman of the ABHP Part I Panel and Chairman of the New Hampshire State Radiation Advisory Committee.
Mr. Tarzia provides executive oversight of our financial and business systems and our international operations. He also directs many large projects involving decommissioning, reactors, and regulatory compliance.
Ms. Collins has over 20 years experience in corporate business management. Ms. Collins specializes in radiation detection and measurement and previously held the position of Operations Director of an OEM company which manufactured gamma spectroscopy instrumentation. She oversaw the development and commercialization of R&D 100 Award winning technology and contributed to several patent applications that were awarded for radiation detector designs. Ms. Collins has a B.A. degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Ms. Collins oversees the RSCS laboratory, training, and manufacturing divisions and is a key contributor to strategic planning, marketing, and management of these areas. She maintains the corporation’s quality program, and oversees all license related activities.
Mr. Babineau has over 34 years of applied Health Physics experience. He received a B.S. degree in Radiological Health Physics and has led many Health Physics consulting, small decommissioning and licensing projects throughout the US. He has held several management positions in nuclear power including Reactor Engineering Manager and Radiation Protection Manager (RPM). He previously held a Senior Reactor Operator license at the Yankee Nuclear Power Station giving him extensive knowledge of plant systems during plant operations and during decommissioning.
Mr. Babineau is the lead manager in our consulting division and coordinates and oversees the activities of our project management team.
Mr. Litterer has over 35 years experience in the U.S. Naval and commercial nuclear power industry. Mr. Litterer specializes in operational radiation protection and industrial safety. Recently, he held positions as Health Physics Operation Manager for the decommissioning of Connecticut Yankee Nuclear Power Plant and Project Manager for Radiation Protection Support of ISFSI projects at Connecticut Yankee, Yankee Rowe and Maine Yankee sites.
As Nuclear Services Manager, Mr. Litterer provides oversight to the corporate radiation protection, training, corrective action, and quality assurance programs. He also provides direct project management support for several radiological control projects.
Ms. Giard has over 33 years experience in the commercial nuclear power industry. She specializes in radiological operations and has previously held positions in project management, business development, contract management, human resources, and health physics operations for various nuclear sites and technical staffing companies. She has experience in commercial nuclear power plants during initial reactor power startup, refuel and maintenance outage support, and steam generator replacement projects. Her technical specialties include training program development, decommissioning operations, and emergency planning.
Ms. Giard manages our project controls, human resources, training and safety programs. She also serves as our corporate Facility Security Officer.
Mr. Nester has over 29 years' experience in business management in manufacturing, and service industries. He has extensive experience in product/application engineering and project management and has held management positions in several large textile manufacturing and service companies. He also held the position of International Sales Director for a major controls system integrator. Mr. Nester has a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Mr. Nester directs the activities of our project sales division which distributes commercial radiation detection and training equipment. He also leads the development and commercialization of a line of training simulators manufactured by RSCS.
Mr. Perry has over 40 years experience in applied health physics in the civilian naval nuclear program and commercial nuclear power industry. He has extensive health physics experience in outage management, site decommissioning, emergency planning, and operational management. Mr. Perry has held numerous management positions at nuclear power facilities, including MRCA of Emergency Planning and Radiation Protection Manager (RPM).
As a Senior Field Project Manager, Mr. Perry provides consulting, project planning, and direct project management support services.
Mr. Farr has over thirty-one years of experience in Radiation Protection at commercial nuclear power as well as at government, industrial, and medical radiological facilities. He has a B.S. in Biological Science which includes a minor in Chemistry. Mr. Farr’s specialties include Health Physics program development, implementation and management. Specific technical areas of expertise include radiological high-risk work planning, design basis calculations, environmental health physics, internal and external dosimetry, waste characterization and classification, and decommissioning.
Mr. Farr provides oversight, project management, and technical support to key RSCS projects including those requiring high-risk management and complex solution planning.
Eugene Gleason is an experienced nuclear industry professional with expertise in business development, strategic planning, economic analysis, and structured program implementation. He has held senior executive level management positions in government and business for nearly forty years. Gene served as Acting and Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Energy Office and was responsible among other duties for coordinating the five New York State – Nuclear Regulatory Commission Agreement Programs, serving as the New York State NRC Liaison Officer and managing nuclear planning programs and activities. Mr. Gleason was the first commercial nuclear business development manager for Envirocare of Utah, held several executive positions with MHF Logistical Solutions and founded Nuclear Management Associates, LLC.
Mr. Gleason develops business opportunities for the RSCS Project Services Group, including prime and subcontracted health physics, project management and technical staffing contracts, teaming agreements and strategic partnerships.