Before starting his consulting business in 2007, Tony was employed by the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) from 1985 to 2007. INPO, formed by the commercial nuclear industry after the accident at Three Mile Island, is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the highest levels of safety and reliability in the operation of nuclear electric generating plants. While at INPO, Tony developed his expertise in human and organizational performance, which has applicability to any human endeavor especially hands-on work. He developed extensive guidance for the nuclear electric generating industry around the world as well as the U.S. Department of Energy. In 2003 and 2004, Tony served a temporary assignment from INPO at Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) as TVA's lead for human performance, overseeing human performance initiatives at all TVA nuclear stations (Browns Ferry, Watts Bar, and Sequoyah nuclear plants).
Before joining INPO in 1985, Tony trained licensed nuclear plant operators as a certified senior reactor operator simulator instructor at Farley Nuclear Plant from 1983 to 1985.
While on active duty, Tony “Qualified in Submarines,” and subsequently qualified as an “Engineer of Naval Nuclear Propulsion Plants,” awarded by Naval Reactors during the Admiral H. G. Rickover tenure.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
High Reliability Organizing, Resilience Engineering, Human and Organizational Performance (H&OP)