FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company appoints plant manager for Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station

Published on December 26, 2017 by Kevin Randolph

Barry Blair

FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., recently promoted Barry Blair to general plant manager of the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.

In his new position, he will oversee the operations, radiation protection and chemistry and maintenance activities at the plant. He reports to Davis-Besse Site Vice President Mark Bezilla.

“Barry has played an important leadership role in strengthening performance at Perry, and Davis-Besse will benefit from his extensive engineering experience and solid understanding of plant operations,” Bezilla said.

Blair began his career in 1988 as a design engineer at FirstEnergy’s Perry Nuclear Power Plant. He held various engineering positions at the plant, including manager of technical services engineering and manager of plant engineering. Blair earned a senior reactor operator license at Perry in 2009 and became manager of maintenance in 2013. Most recently, he served as manager of operations.

Blair earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Penn State University.

Blair will succeed David Imlay, who is retiring after 30 years with FirstEnergy.