Board of directors



Doug Heal joined TFE in 2013 and currently serves as both a member of the Board of Directors and as President. Doug began his professional career in 1987 as a researcher for the National Science Foundation in Bozeman, MT.  In 1989, he joined General Dynamics in San Diego, CA, as an engineer in the Thermophysics and Propulsion Group.  In 1991, he transferred to the General Atomics Reactor Internals Group, helping to design the next generation Modular High Temperature Gas Cooled Reactor (MHTGR).   In 1992, he joined the Westinghouse Nuclear Safety group as a Senior Engineer in Aiken, SC. Doug was part of the commercialization of Westinghouse Safety Management Solutions in 1998 and served multiple roles in the organization, including Program Director for its Mid-America Operations, Northwest US Regional Director, and Director of Business Development.

Doug holds both a Master of Science degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Montana State University.


executive Vice President

Steve Crowe is an Executive Vice President for TFE, and serves on the Board of Directors. Steve is a retired Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve and has over 35 years of experience in the operation and licensing of nuclear facilities, safe management of nuclear materials, decommissioning and demolition of nuclear facilities, and disposal of hazardous materials. Prior to moving to Oak Ridge, he was the Environmental Safety, Health, and Quality Manager for Material Stewardship at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS) in Golden, CO. He managed a team of up to 150 operations oversight, waste management, safety, engineering, environmental, radiological control, nuclear safety, and quality assurance professionals.

Steve has led multiple ORRs and Contractor Readiness Assessments leading to the successful startup of nuclear and hazardous facilities at Idaho, Oak Ridge, Hanford, and Portsmouth. He is a recognized subject-matter expert in cause analysis, readiness, and conduct of operations and has mentored the recovery of troubled facilities including both commercial nuclear facilities and U.S. Department of Energy facilities.


executive Vice President

Tony Hunter is an Executive Vice President with TFE, and serves on the Board of Directors. Tony was president of TFE from 1996 to 2013. Prior to that, Tony was a vice president with General Physics Corp. managing the development and implementation of commercial and Department of Energy nuclear training programs. Tony led the Institute for Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) accreditation effort as operations training manager at the Rancho Seco Nuclear Generating station.

Tony holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from National University in San Diego, CA and was certified by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission as a senior reactor operator instructor.