December 22, 2011
Entergy Nuclear Names John Ventosa Site Vice President at Indian Point
White Plains, N.Y. – Entergy Nuclear has named John Ventosa site vice president at the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, N.Y., effective December 19. In this position, Ventosa is the top official at the plant, responsible for its overall management.
Tim Mitchell, Entergy Nuclear’s Chief Operating Officer, said, “John brings a wealth of engineering and operational experience with him to this position and is strongly suited to continue leading Indian Point’s safe and vital operations well into the future.”
Ventosa, a 25-year veteran of the nuclear power industry, served most recently as nuclear fleet vice president of operations support in White Plains, N.Y. He began work at Indian Point in 1991 as a system engineer and has held a variety of roles with Entergy at Indian Point, including manager of operations and director of engineering.
“I look forward to working closely with the 1,100 dedicated Entergy employees at Indian Point as we continue to safely operate this important resource,” said Ventosa.
Ventosa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Manhattan College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Monmouth College. He also earned a Senior Reactor Operator Certification at Indian Point Unit 2 and a Boiling Water Reactor Certification with General Public Utilities Nuclear Corporation.
Indian Point Energy Center, in Buchanan, N.Y., is home to two operating nuclear power plants, unit 2 and unit 3, which generate approximately 2,000 megawatts of electricity for homes, businesses and public facilities primarily in New York City and Westchester County.
Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, and it is the second-largest nuclear generator in the United States. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $11 billion and approximately 15,000 employees.