Dr. Kris Singh
Dr. Kris Singh President & Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Singh received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (1972), M.S. in Engineering Mechanics also from Penn (1969), and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from BIT Sindri (Ranchi University), India (1967).
Dr. Singh is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and a member of the American Nuclear Society.
He is a registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and Michigan.
Over the past 40 years, he
has published over sixty technical papers in the permanent literature, authored an authoritative text book on heat exchangers, and contributed to numerous monographs, symposia volumes, as well as national codes and standards.
An array of patents (over 60 U.S. and foreign patents granted, and 27 in the process of being granted) memorialize Dr. Singh's
inventions over the past 40 years and form the bedrock of technology that supports Holtec International's global leadership in nuclear, solar, fossil and geothermal technologies.
Dr. Singh has held executive management positions since 1979.
Since 1986, he has led Holtec International, building the company into a technological powerhouse respected for its engineered goods and services around the world with nine major operations centers in three countries and an active business presence on four continents.
A firm believer in the power of the atom to power the globe, Dr. Singh
has been driving the development of an innovative small modular reactor design since 2009, with the goal of making nuclear energy the paragon of safety and a commercially attractive source of clean energy around the world.
Dr. Singh serves on the following boards: Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, Board of Overseers of the University's School of Engineering and Applied Science, Board of Trustees of the Cooper Health System based in Camden, New Jersey, Board of Directors of the Nuclear Energy Institute, Board of Directors of Holtec International (Chairman), Member of the Advisory Board to the Nuclear Engineering Department of the University of California at Berkeley, and Board of Directors of the KPS Charitable Foundation (Chairman).