Principal and Chairman of the Board
JACK C. DEVINE, Principal and Chairman of the Board
is a co-founder of Polestar
and remains actively engaged in guiding the company's operations and growth.
is a well-known and widely respected leader in the nuclear power industry.
Since Polestar's inception in 1992, Jack
has provided a wide range of professional services to private and public sector clients.
activities have included strategic and management consulting, ongoing periodic assessment of engineering and management effectiveness at several commercial U.S. nuclear stations and leadership of numerous independent assessment teams in support of DOE spent nuclear fuel management and facility deactivation and decommissioning work.
Prior to forming Polestar, Jack was with the General Public Utilities (GPU) system for 23 years.
From 1970 through 1979, he
held engineering and management positions involving design and construction of new nuclear plants and major plant modifications.
Jack had a major role in the response and recovery from the March 1979 nuclear accident at the GPU Three Mile Island Unit 2, serving as part of the Emergency Response Team immediately following the accident, and in the following years as Recovery Engineering Manager and Technical Planning Director.
On special assignment to the Electric Power Research Institute
(EPRI) in Palo Alto, California (1986 - 1989) Jack
had responsibility for overall direction of the U.S. Advanced Light Water Reactor (ALWR) Program, coordinating U.S. and international utility industry efforts in developing advanced reactor design concepts for the next generation.
From 1989 through 1992, he
served as the GPU
Nuclear Corporation Vice President & Director - Technical Functions, with overall responsibility for all engineering work in support of the company's operating nuclear plants, and as a member of the GPU Nuclear Board of Directors.
His work at GPU also included executive-level participation in utility industry activities, including Project Management Board of the Advanced Reactor Corporation, the EPRI Nuclear Power Division Advisory Committee, the Executive Board of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Utility Waste Management Group, and others
Jack graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1965, with a BS in Mathematics.
He served as a commissioned officer aboard the fast attack nuclear submarine USS Sunfish (SSN-649).