Project Description

CarterBaldwin Executive Search is pleased to announce that Darren Gale has been appointed Vice President, Commercial Operations for X-energy, the Maryland-based nuclear reactor and fuel design engineering company.

Darren joins X-energy with more than three decades of experience in the nuclear power industry. He most recently served as Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer at Structural Integrity Associates. His significant profit/loss responsibilities span fuels, services, engineering and maintenance businesses, and he has helped deliver best in class safety and financial results for organizations like Day and Zimmermann, Babcock and Wilcox, and Framatome (AREVA).

A Kansas native, Darren was a gifted scholar-athlete who earned a full scholarship to Kansas State University, where he played varsity football and was a 2-time Academic All-American. He graduated from KSU with both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Nuclear Engineering and went on to earn his MBA at Averett University in Virginia.

At X-energy, Darren will lead a multi-disciplinary team to set a new standard in reactor design innovation that will be the first commercially viable advanced modular nuclear reactor in the world.

About X-energy, LLC:
Founded by successful entrepreneur Kam Ghaffarian in 2009, X-energy is redefining nuclear power by delivering the next generation of carbon-free energy. It manufactures fuel that seals uranium particles in a protective coating, which makes meltdown impossible and retains the waste inside forever. X-energy also designs plants that unlock the fuel’s potential in a process that is as clean as wind or solar. When combined, the result is reliable carbon-free baseload power, produced more safely and affordably than ever before and available anywhere, at any time. The company is driven to leave a cleaner planet for the future, while continuing to provide sufficient and affordable power to sustain growing populations around the world.