Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd (AECL) has announced the appointment of Dr Anthony De Vuono as Senior Vice-President & Chief Technology Officer. The appointment is effective 4 August 2009. Dr De Vuono’s primary responsibility will be the development of AECL technology. The position is one of the three senior vice-president positions in AECL’s CANDU Reactor Division. Dr De Vuono will work closely with the senior vice-presidents of Marketing & Business Development, and Operations to create a collaborative team that fully supports the functional alignment of developing, selling and delivering AECL’s nuclear products to meet customer needs. As a professor at both Ohio State University and University of Illinois, he taught nuclear engineering, from introductory to advanced courses in areas such as nuclear heat transfer. Dr De Vuono holds six US patents and has authored numerous publications. He began his career in the US Navy Nuclear Power Program.