Vancouver’s General Fusion has hired two industry veterans to help lead the company through the development of a proof-of-concept fusion reactor. David Kanuch and Matt Miles join the firm to oversee the engineering design and systems integration activities.
“The expertise in structuring and managing complex, innovative energy projects that these gentlemen bring to General Fusion will complement the outstanding skills the company already has and help make this project a success,” said Christofer Mowry, CEO at General Fusion.
Relying on 30 years of experience in managing projects, site modifications, engineering, design, and test programs across nuclear and oil and gas industries, Kanuch will be responsible for overseeing the formal design engineering process for the new facility. Formerly the director of design engineering optimization for Babcock and Wilcox’s (B&W) Generation mPower advanced reactor, he has firsthand experience working on first-of-a-kind engineering projects.
Miles has also previously held roles at B&W, directing international business development and strategic marketing for the energy multinational across industrial, environmental, and nuclear divisions. Projects included siting options for Generation mPower, as well as the development of corporate strategy targeting US energy markets, supporting more than $1 billion in annual revenue.
Fusion energy has the potential to provide safe, carbon-free electricity, on demand, anywhere in the world. A commercially viable fusion power plant could play a vital role in meeting growing energy demand, which is expected to double over the next 30 years, while at the same time tackling climate change.