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Distinguished Service Award for David G. McAlees

David G. McAlees

David G. McAlees
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David G. McAlees' career has spanned many areas of the power generation field as well as numerous regions of the globe.

It began in 1965 when, after receiving his BS in aeronautical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, he was commissioned in the U.S. Navy and assigned to the Naval Reactors Division of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. He served five years in the military.

After leaving the Navy, McAlees attended UW-Madison, where he received his MS and PhD in nuclear engineering. Upon graduation, he was hired by the Exxon Nuclear Company, where he pioneered plasma engineering research in the Fusion Energy Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Later, while at the company's headquarters in Washington, he headed the plasma physics research program.

During the '80s, McAlees switched to the technical business field, holding several positions with Exxon Nuclear's fuel business. As the company grew, so did McAlees' responsibilities, and he soon became vice president of the Commercial Division, responsible for domestic, European and Far East markets.

Siemens purchased the Exxon Nuclear Company in the late 1980s and formed Siemens Power Corporation. McAlees' focus then turned to making the multi-technology, multi-cultural firm a focused competitor in world markets. In 1995 he became head of Siemens Worldwide Nuclear Fuels Business as senior vice president of Siemens Power Corporation in the U.S. and executive director of Siemens Fuel Cycle Division in Germany.

McAlees and his wife Penelope have a 12-year-old son, Jason.

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