We Know What It's Like To Walk In Your Shoes

Imagine having seasoned, utility licensing, and compliance resources by your side from resources that:
  • have lived the utility culture,
  • offer real life experience complying with regulatory standards, requirements, and procedures, and 
  • who understand the workload, technical knowledge, and skills required to operate nuclear and electric generation and distribution facilities.

That’s Certrec.
Founded in 1988, CERTREC is a technology-based, regulatory compliance service provider with more than 250 cumulative years of engineering and audit experience with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), and other regulatory agency compliance.

We know what it’s like to walk in your shoes – because we have.
With a retiring workforce, shrinking budgets, and increasing demand for improved performance, our highly skilled, industry-experienced personnel may just be the fit you need.

Our team is composed of highly experienced professionals with degrees that include Nuclear Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Technology, Engineering Physics, and Computer Science. You can count on them for: 
  • Nuclear Licensing Support
  • NRC, FERC, & NERC Regulatory Compliance
  • Technical Engineering Services
  • Performance Improvement Skills
  • Project Management
  • Electronic Publishing
  • Web Solutions and Hosting

For more than 20 years, clients like Duke Energy, NERC, Entergy, Shell Wind, Florida Power & Light, Exelon, GE, First Energy, Edison Energy, PG&E, and STARS trust our ability to decrease their regulatory, operational, financial, and public opinion risk.

    Where Do You Turn When You Have Hours, Rather Than Months, To Accomplish The Seemingly Impossible?

    An aging and retiring workforce, shrinking budgets, and an increased demand for compliance performance in a rapidly changing world are pressuring today’s managers.

    Where do you turn, who do you call when the NRC demands immediate facility inspections or a NERC audit is days away? Hopefully, to Certrec.

    Certrec offers you support from a unique group of individuals with a wide range of expertise and core competencies, many with degrees that include Nuclear Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Technology, Engineering Physics, and Computer Science.

    Plug N Play Expertise


    ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (e) Certified and Type 2 SOC 2 Examination

    Certrec takes threats to the availability, integrity, and confidentiality of our clients' information seriously.

    As such, Certrec is an ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified provider whose Information Security Management System (ISMS) has received third-party accreditation from the International Standards Organization.

    ISO 27001 is an internationally recognized standard encompassing a suite of best practices through which an organization identifies, analyzes, and addresses its business risks including cyber and physical security. Certification is obtained and maintained through on-going third-party audit and verification.

    Certrec has also successfully completed a Type 2 SOC 2 examination. The scope of Document Management and Regulatory Services was examined against the Trust Services principles - Security, Availability, and Confidentiality. Our organization is committed to maintaining or exceeding our current levels of service and, thus, plan to perform the Type 2 SOC 2 examination each year in the future.

    This certification and examination demonstrates Certrec's continued commitment to information security at every level and ensures you that the security of your data and information has been addressed, implemented, and properly controlled in all areas of our organization.

    CERTREC MANAGEMENT TEAM


    TED ENOS, PRESIDENT AND CEO

    A licensed utility engineer, regulatory expert, and CEO of Certrec Corporation, Ted Enos has more than 30 years of direct nuclear utility operational and management experience. His areas of expertise include licensing, safety analysis, nuclear fuel, emergency planning, fire protection, environmental qualification, security, nuclear oversight, and regulatory ... ( click here )

    KATHY ENOS, CFO AND VICE PRESIDENT

    As Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Certrec Corporation, Kathy is responsible for Finance and Accounting, Tax, Operations, and Human Resource management for this fast-growing company. Formerly the Chief of Mortgage Credit and the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Little Rock, Arkansas, Kathy has considerable expertise in ... ( click here )

    BOB BIGGS, OFFICE OF NERC COMPLIANCE SERVICES DIRECTOR

    Bob Biggs has more than 35 years of utility experience in power plant operation and maintenance (nuclear, fossil, hydro, and wind generation), protective systems, self-assessment programs, facility ratings, and regulatory compliance. As Chief Warrant Officer with the U.S. Navy Submarine Service for 21 years, Bob supervised a broad range of engineering, operations, and ... ( click here )


    JOEY CLARK, OFFICE OF LICENSING AND COMPLIANCE SERVICES DIRECTOR

    Noted nuclear engineering, operations, and regulatory compliance expert Joey Clark is Certrec's Office of Licensing and Compliance Services Director responsible for overseeing project management for all OLC clients. In addition to maintaining and expanding business relationships and developing solutions to ensure timely and exceptional client support, he also ... ( click here )


    SCOTT HEAD, OFFICE OF LICENSING AND COMPLIANCE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

    A seasoned professional with more than 40 years of nuclear power plant experience in Licensing and Engineering, Scott Head managed regulatory affairs and licensing for South Texas Project Units 1&2. His areas of focus included the prevention, detection, and correction of regulatory issues and the development of processes for regulatory compliance. Scott managed ... ( click here )


    ANGELA HESEBECK, CUSTOMER SUPPORT SUPERVISOR

    Angela Hesebeck, Certrec's Customer Support Supervisor, has worn many hats at Certrec. She has served Certrec as a receptionist, a marketing assistant, an operations assistant, and a customer support specialist. Currently, Angela provides executive administrative support to the Certrec Management team in many aspects of daily business, including assisting the Operations Director ... ( click here )


    DALE LAWSON, PRODUCT MANAGER

    Dale Lawson is a Product Manager with Certrec's Operations department. He came to Certrec with more than 20 years of information Technology experience, having worked in the computer industry for companies like Adaptec, Trantor, Seagate, KMY Instruments, and Cisco. Dale has a firm understanding of cyber technology's impact and its place in both physical and electronic ... ( click here )


    BRAD LIVELY, OFFICE OF NERC COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS MANAGER

    With more than 20 years of professional project management, business analyst, and managerial experience, Brad Lively serves as the NERC Compliance Programs Manager in Certrec's Office of NERC Compliance. While leading departmental operations and NERC assessments in the O&P and CIP areas, Brad has brought his project management acumen and considerable ... ( click here )


    BRETT MCLAIN, ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS MANAGER

    As the Electronic Documents Manager, Brett McLain supervises the document services group. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the review, editing, and submittal of COLAs, DCAs, and UFSARs to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for Certrec's utility customers, as well as the online publication of regulatory and licensing documentation ... ( click here )


    TARA NOBLE, DATA SUPERVISOR

    Tara Noble is Certrec's Data Services Supervisor and the primary liaison between the Data Services and IT departments pertaining to developing new web tools, new interfaces, and databases for client websites. Tara serves as project manager for all data projects for customer websites and repositories, which includes the scanning of legacy microfiche cards to digital ... ( click here )


    EVERETT "CHIP" PERKINS, BUSINESS PLANNING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    Chip Perkins, Certrec's Business Planning Executive Director, brings his leadership expertise to the business development functions of nuclear and non-nuclear solutions for strategic company growth. Chip has more than 30 years of nuclear experience with leadership positions from first line to senior management with Entergy (Pilgrim Station and Waterford 3), Exelon Generation ... ( click here )

    MARK REIDMEYER, TECHNICAL SERVICES DIRECTOR

    Mark Reidmeyer has more than 30 years of commercial nuclear plant experience, ranging from construction, start-up, quality assurance, and engineering support to regulatory compliance. An engineer by training, Mark served 22 years at Ameren UE's Callaway Nuclear Generating Plant in varying roles and responsibilities including quality assurance and regulatory ... ( click here )

    MICHELLE THOMAS, OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

    As Operations Director, Michelle is responsible for the areas of Marketing, Customer Support, Special Projects, Electronic Documents, Quality Programs, and Operations for this fast-growing company. Michelle received her undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma and her MBA, with an emphasis in Finance, from Oklahoma City University. Formerly the ... ( click here )

    STEVEN THOMAS, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR

    Steven Thomas is Certrec's Information Technology Director. His curiosity about electronics and love of computers began in the mid-1980s while he tinkered with an old IBM 5150 at his parents' house. Steven received his undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma and his MBA, with an emphasis in Finance, from Oklahoma City University. His professional career began ... ( click here )
    CERTREC PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEAM


    BRIAN CHUSTZ, SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

    Brian Chustz is a Senior Project Manager in Certrec's Office of NERC Compliance Services where he brings more than 35 years of experience in the areas of NERC, root cause analysis, plant engineering, project management, outage management, maintenance management, and corrective action ... ( click here )

    MURPHY CLARK, SENIOR ENGINEER

    Murphy Clark, a Senior Engineer with Certrec's Office of NERC Compliance Services team, has more than 30 years of experience in power plant operations. During Murphy's seven years of service in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear electrical operator, he participated in construction testing and pre-commissioning activities for ... ( click here )

    JOHN CONLY, SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

    John Conly is a Senior Project Manager with Certrec's Office of Licensing and Compliance Team, working on assignments both in the field and in the office. As a seasoned veteran with more than 45 years of commercial nuclear experience, John provides expertise in licensing for both operating and new plants as well as licensing ... ( click here )


    GUY DAVANT, SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

    Guy Davant, a 35-year industry veteran, joined Certrec's Office of NERC Compliance team to assist its compliance clients with compliance issues, regulatory affairs, audit preparation, mock audits, cybersecurity, and ... ( click here )

    DON DERBONNE, SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

    Don Derbonne, a Senior Project Manager with Certrec's Office of NERC Compliance Services Team,has more than 45 years of power generation experience (nuclear, fossil, hydro, wind generation, and solar) which includes startup, maintenance, modification, and operations. As Manager of the Operations Department and a Licensed ... ( click here )


    STEVE DIXON, SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

    Steve Dixon is a Senior Project Manager in Certrec's Office of NERC Compliance (ONC). He has more than 40 years of nuclear experience in the areas of NERC reporting, training, licensing basis documents, and technical specifications. Formerly a consulting licensing engineer from Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, Steve brings to ... ( click here )


    HOLLY HAYNES, ELECTRONIC PROGRAMS MANAGER

    In her role as Certrec's Electronic Programs Manager, Holly Haynes designs new NERC web-based tools to help clients better manage their regulatory processes, keep them informed about industry changes, and access industry documentation in easy-to-use formats. Ms. Haynes has more than nine years of experience in ... ( click here )


    KRISTI HUFFSTATLER, SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

    Kristi Huffstatler is a Senior Project Manager in the Office of NERC Compliance Services. A proven regulatory professional, Kristi helps our clients understand the requirements in the NERC Standards, makes sure they meet those requirements, and develops procedures for them. She acts as lead Compliance Manager and ... ( click here )

    LAURIE LAHTI, PROJECT MANAGER
    Laurie Lahti has more than 25 years of licensing, compliance, fleet, and regulatory management experience with leading utilities such as Commonwealth Edison, American Electric Power, and the Nuclear Management Company. A seasoned nuclear operation professional, Laurie's expertise extends from direct site support for ... ( click here )


    JOE LEAVINES, SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

    Joe Leavines is a Senior Project Manager in Certrec's Office of NERC Compliance Services where he brings more than 40 years of industry experience in the areas of NERC compliance, emergency planning, licensing, plant engineering, and corrective action programs. Immediately before joining Certrec, Joe served as the NERC C ... ( click here )

    FRED MADDEN, SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

    Fred Madden is a Senior Project Manager with Certrec's Office of Licensing and Compliance team. He is a seasoned nuclear professional who has been engaged in all facets of nuclear power from plant design, construction, startup, and operations. He has extensive regulatory experience and additionally has held leadership positions ... ( click here )



    CRAIG MAXSON, SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

    Craig Maxson is a Senior Project Manager with Certrec's Office of Licensing and Compliance team. He has more than 30 years of experience in commercial nuclear operations, compliance, regulatory affairs, audit preparation, mock audits, cybersecurity, and emergency operations. Before joining the Office of NERC Compliance ... ( click here )


    DAVID MCNEILL, SENIOR ENGINEER

    David McNeill is a Senior Project Manager in Certrec's Office of Licensing and Compliance Services. Before joining the Certrec team, David was the Transmission Regulatory Affairs Coordinator for Entergy in Jackson, Mississippi, where he was responsible for the identification and strategic resolution of policy and tariff issues associated ... ( click here )


    LARRY NICHOLSON, SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

    Larry Nicholson, a Project Manager in Certrec's Office of Licensing and Compliance Services, has more than 40 years of diverse experience in the nuclear field. Larry began his career at Norfolk Naval Shipyard as a system engineer where he quickly was promoted to manage all engineering support for the first-of-its-kind ... ( click here )


    MIKE O'KEEFE, SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

    Mike O'Keefe is a Senior Project Manager with Certrec's Office of Licensing and Compliance team. He is a 35-year nuclear veteran with experience in licensing issues, regulatory affairs, license amendment requests, emergency planning, security, and inspection preparation. Before joining Certrec in 2013, Mike worked for ... ( click here )

    JIM PESCHEL, SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

    Jim Peschel is a Senior Project Manager with Certrec's Office of Licensing and Compliance team. He has more than 37 years of experience in the nuclear industry, having held supervisory and management positions with a nuclear vendor, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and licensees. He has experience in plant operations, ... ( click here )



    MORGAN SCHADEGG, PROJECT MANAGER

    Morgan Schadegg is a Project Manager in Certrec's Operations Department. She is responsible for re-developing industry training to help reduce the impact of the regulatory knowledge gap. In addition, she analyzes industry documents daily, writing and publishing relevant notifications that keep clients up to date on current ... ( click here )


    STEVE SNIDER, SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

    Steve Snider, a Senior Project Manager in Certrec's Office of Licensing and Compliance Services, brings his expertise to the NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) area. His more than 40 years of experience in the areas of information technology, cybersecurity, training, network and SAN administration, and ... ( click here )

    TOM TRAMM, PROJECT MANAGER

    Tom Tramm is a Project Manager with Certrec's Office of Licensing and Compliance team. He has more than 40 years of experience in the construction and operation of commercial nuclear power plants. A well-rounded nuclear engineer, Tom has managed licensing, engineering, performance improvement, and independent safety ... ( click here )



    OZZIE VIDAL, SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

    Ozzie Vidal, a Senior Project Manager in Certrec's Office of Licensing and Compliance, brings his compliance expertise to the OLC team specifically in the areas of Technical Specifications, 10 CFR 50.59 evaluation, reporting, accident and transient analysis, and design and licensing ... ( click here )

    DIANNA ZERINGUE, SENIOR ENGINEER

    Dianna Zeringue is a Senior Engineer with Certrec's Office of NERC Compliance Services team, developing procedures, preparing NERC Reliability Standard Audit Worksheets (RSAW), tracking and updating actions in the Certrec Action Tracking System (CATS), and other regulatory compliance support ... ( click here )