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GE Hitachi Names New Global Government Affairs Leader

September 22, 2021

WILMINGTON, North Carolina—September 22, 2021—GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) has named Adam DeMella its global government affairs leader.  

In this position DeMella will lead GEH’s domestic and international government affairs. He joins GEH from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) where he served as director of federal affairs. Before that he served as a professional staff member for the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, overseeing a portfolio that included nuclear energy and national security funding within the Department of Energy. 

“Adam has impressive mix of policy and government affairs experience and an in-depth understanding of nuclear technology and the energy industry,” said Jay Wileman, President & CEO, GEH. “As we work to deploy our reactor technology globally, Adam will play an essential role in building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders.”    

DeMella started his career at U.S. Naval Reactors (also known as the U.S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program) serving in roles over nearly 20 years that included engineering and program management, budgeting, acquisition and federal affairs. He holds a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

“I am excited about the opportunity to lead GEH’s government affairs during such a pivotal time for the business and industry,” DeMella said.  

DeMella will start with GEH on September 27.

About GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) is a world-leading provider of advanced reactors and nuclear services. Established in 2007, GEH is a global nuclear alliance created by GE and Hitachi to serve the global nuclear industry. The nuclear alliance executes a single, strategic vision to create a broader portfolio of solutions, expanding its capabilities for new reactor and service opportunities. The alliance offers customers around the world the technological leadership required to effectively enhance reactor performance, power output and safety. Follow GEH on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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