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March 14, 2009

Army Depot pilot plant to get new project manager

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — Jeffrey L. Brubaker has been selected as the project site manager for the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant in Richmond. Brubaker will be the lead government engineer, responsible for managing the plant’s field office and overseeing the system contract with Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass. He will report to the Program Manager Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA), headquartered in Maryland.

“Jeff is an exceptional leader and brings a wealth of chemical demilitarization experience,” said Kevin Flamm, ACWA program manager. “In 2002, I selected Jeff as the Site Project Manager for the Newport Chemical Agent Destruction Facility and he has done an outstanding job, leading the team from the final phases of construction, through systemization, pilot testing and agent neutralization/ destruction, which were completed last August. Jeff’s unique experience makes him the right person to lead the BGCAPP project, and I know that the Kentucky staff will be able to verify my confidence in Jeff after he arrives in late July.”

Brubaker has worked in the Army’s Chemical Demilitarization program since 1988, working on various projects at sites which used incineration technology. In 1997, he joined the Army’s Alternative Technology program. He served for six years as an associate project manager, overseeing the neutralization design, development and coordination of preliminary site construction efforts with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

“I am fortunate to have 21 years experience with chemical weapons destruction in which I have had opportunities to work in many different capacities,” Brubaker said. “Many of the processes, technologies and even equipment with which I have worked will be further enhanced and utilized in the destruction of the agent stockpile at the Blue Grass Army Depot. For the last six years, I have managed all phases of a similar neutralization program that successfully destroyed over 1,200 tons of nerve agent in Indiana. I believe that the challenges that were overcome at Newport will directly benefit BGCAPP.”

Brubaker, with a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Delaware, also is Level 3 certified in two acquisition career fields — program management and systems, planning, research, development and engineering.

Brubaker, his wife Jennifer and their two children will move to Richmond. They currently reside in Terre Haute, Ind.

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