AIKEN, S.C., (Oct. 5, 2018) – Savannah River Nuclear Solutions’ (SRNS) Deputy Vice President of Environmental Management Operations, Janice Lawson, was recently selected to win the 2018 annual South Carolina Chamber of Commerce’s Manufacturing Employee of the Year award. This award showcases an employee who has significantly contributed in the areas of innovation, teamwork, community service and leadership within their organization.
In her time at SRNS, Lawson has occupied numerous managerial positions, including successfully leading a dual facility role with both L Area’s Spent Fuel Program and the K Area Project. She manages various responsibilities related to Nuclear Materials Storage and Processing including the safe and secure receipt, handling, storage, processing and shipment of special nuclear materials.
Janice Lawson’s success in human performance enhancement and LEAN implementation (which is the systematic exposure and reduction of waste) has provided a foundation for continued efficient operations and innovation on Site. “Janice is a fantastic leader who has created a positive working environment and inspires others to work as hard as she does to achieve a shared vision,” said Stuart MacVean, SRNS President and CEO.
In addition to her function as a leader at SRNS, Lawson is also actively involved in professional development groups, such as Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness and Women in Nuclear. Due to her highly respected career achievements, she was also selected by SRNS’ early-career professional group, LEAP, to serve as a judge in their annual continuous improvement competition based on the television show Shark Tank.
SRNS is an exceptionally civic-minded company whose employees are heavily involved in community support activities throughout the CSRA, which Lawson exemplifies in her willingness to participate in service events. Some of her acts of service include assisting in cleanup at the Hope Center in Graniteville, S.C. as well as building gardens for families to grow food, packaging meals for the food distribution outreach program and assisting in repairs for the elderly. Lawson also works with the local STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) girls camp that allows students to engage in hands-on engineering and nuclear science programs.
Regarding the award, Lawson stated, “What an honor to have been nominated and then selected for this special recognition. There are so many individuals at SRS and across the state that are deserving of recognition for their contributions and achievements. I am pleased and humbled to have been selected by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.”
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions is a Fluor-led company whose members are Fluor Federal Services, Newport News Nuclear and Honeywell, responsible for the management and operations of the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site, including the Savannah River National Laboratory, located near Aiken, South Carolina.