Dr John A. Mason – Managing Director, A. N. Technology and President, ANTECH Corporation
Dr John A. Mason is the founder and Managing Director of A. N. Technology Ltd. and President of its subsidiary in the United States, ANTECH Corporation.
He is a Reactor Physicist and Chartered Nuclear Engineer who spent nearly 20 years lecturing in reactor physics and radiation shielding at Imperial College London, where he also acted as a tutor in managerial economics and computer science. His academic research concerned measurement techniques for radiation dosimetry in reactor environments and the development of radiation measuring instruments. He has published over 60 conference and scientific papers.
Since founding ANTECH in 1987 Dr Mason has designed isothermal and heat flow calorimeters for the measurement of plutonium and tritium, which are in use in the United States and in Europe. He has also been responsible for the technical and commercial development of gamma-ray and neutron based waste assay instruments within ANTECH. Most recently, he has led the development of a novel radiation search and scanning instrument, the ANTECH RadSearch.
Dr E. Ray Martin – Vice President Science & Technology, ANTECH Corporation
Dr E. Ray Martin is an internationally recognised nuclear scientist with over 35 years of experience in the development of nuclear measurement techniques. He is a co-inventor of the Segmented Gamma Scanner, the most commonly employed nuclear measurement and waste assay instrument.
Dr Martin worked for over 20 years at the Los Alamos National Laboratory before co-founding Jomar Systems, which supplied NDA instrumentation to various international and US Department of Energy sites. He designed the JSR-12 Neutron Coincidence Counter, which is the most widely used coincidence counter for safeguards and waste measurement applications was for many years the standard electronic analysis module for coincidence neutron measuring systems.
Dr Martin acted as the chief scientist for radioactive waste sentencing and disposal at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site Decommissioning Project and as part of a team of US experts he made numerous trips to the former Soviet Union to verify treaty compliance in the control of nuclear materials. He has designed and developed a wide range of microprocessor based automatic waste assay and safeguards measurement instruments. These include gamma-ray based plutonium isotope measurement systems, active neutron waste assay systems and novel applications of nuclear measurement technology.
Richard F. Creed, Jr – Chief Operating Officer, ANTECH Corporation
Richard Creed has a successful background in tackling complex, multi-disciplinary technical challenges in a variety of domestic and global environments. Throughout his career, he has been driven to deliver commercial and operational benefits to his customers. Using his ability to quickly identify, analyze and solve complex problems, Mr Creed designs workable strategies and leads successful solutions from concept to completion. He has proven his ability to market leading edge technical services which anticipate and meet changing customer needs. He is widely experienced in building and leading high-class engineering teams. He has worked extensively in the United States as well as in the UK nuclear and defense industries.
Mr Creed was recently seconded to the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) where he has gained extensive operational experience of the ANTECH RadSearch gamma camera and decommissioning monitor and also directed field activities for the Alpha Gamma Hot Cell Facility.
Mr Creed graduated from the Montana State University in 1993 with an M. S. in Chemical Engineering and from the New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology in 1991 with a B. S. in Metallurgical Engineering.
Dan Pancake – Vice President for Waste Programs, ANTECH Corporation
Daniel Pancake has spent much of the past 20 years managing nuclear deactivation and waste management projects at Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago. Dan spent years as the Technical Support Manager for Argonne’s Waste Management Department, developing and implementing innovative, compliant, and cost saving solutions for the Laboratory’s widely varied hazardous and radioactive waste streams.
Mr Pancake’s experience centers around unique & difficult waste stream management, senior client communication, Program development & implementation, expert training evolutions, and advancing the technical approach for hot cell & glovebox deactivation projects. Most recently, he was the Remote Handled Transuranic Waste Program Manager at Argonne, supporting the successful completion of the Nuclear Footprint Reduction Program, where he was recognized through the Secretary of Energy’s Honor Award for significant risk reduction, enhanced compliance and operational cost savings.
In addition, Dan’s hot cell deactivation team was awarded the UC/Argonne LLC Board of Governor’s Outstanding Team Safety Performance Award for 2011. Mr. Pancake is a graduate of the College of Wooster in 1991 and is a partner and executive chef at a popular Chicago area restaurant, Autre Monde.