Members of Bechtel’s leadership team for the WTP Project are recognized experts in their fields. They bring decades of experience to the important clean-up mission at Hanford and are committed to the safe design, construction and operation of this vital waste treatment facility.
Frank Russo, Project Director
Frank Russo is the Project Director for the WTP Project. He has more than 37 years experience in engineering, procurement, construction, startup, commissioning and business management, including experience in nuclear power plant construction and with the Department of Energy.
Before being named Project Director, Frank was the Principal Associate Director of Operations & Business at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). In this position, he led a team of nearly 3,000 people and all laboratory business and operations functions. LLNL provides science weapons and national security research and development, as well as operates category II and III nuclear facilities at LLNL.
Frank has also served in roles as President of Bechtel BWXT Idaho, a business that processes transuranic nuclear waste, and as President and Project Director for the Idaho Completion Project, a $5 billion environmental clean-up and completion project.
Every worker on the WTP Project understands the importance of getting the job done right the first time. They are active members of the Tri-Cities community, and they are committed to protecting the environment and the Columbia River from radioactive and chemical waste threats. Learn more.