Mark Proviano, President and CEO
Mr. Proviano has over 38 years of experience in the Nuclear Industry. In his role as President and CEO, Mark is personally engaged in all customer interactions. Mark has a strong belief and commitment in the importance of client – customer relationships. This is the core value on which PLS was established. He is responsible for the business operations to include commercial and technical integration of PLS activities as well as developing/implementing the strategic vision of PLS. Experience includes Engineering; Nuclear Safety and Licensing; Project Management (both technical and commercial); and Organizational Management. Prior to establishing PLS with Ms. Van Buren, Mr. Proviano had 17 years of experience with Westinghouse where he worked in positions of increased responsibility from Engineering and Licensing to Licensing and Project Management.
Robin Van Buren, Chief Operating Officer
Ms. Van Buren is our Chief Operating Officer and is a 25 year veteran of the Nuclear Industry. She has a strong mix of finance and operational skills. Additionally, she serves as an Advisor to several startups. After earning her BSME from Lehigh University, Ms Van Buren began her career in the nuclear industry with Westinghouse in the Mechanical Licensing group, where she was responsible for preparing Safety Evaluations, as well as addressing day to day Licensing issues. After several years in the Licensing group, Ms. Van Buren moved on to be the primary project interface for a major utility. After earning her MS in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University, she and Mr. Proviano began operation of PLS where they have built a reputation for delivering superior results, strong customer service, and project execution. With PLS, Ms. Van Buren is responsible for day to day operations necessary to achieve company goals and maintain compliance. In addition, Ms. Van Buren oversees the financial aspects of the company, including Budget Management, Forecasting, Financial Reporting, Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivable.
Joe Waleko, Vice President of Midwest Sales
Joe Waleko has worked for PLS since 2010 as VP of Midwest Sales. Primary focus includes key utility accounts and business development. Experience includes Engineering, Operations, Licensing and Project Management. Joe has supported our clients by utilizing technical and program specific experienced people for License Renewal, Upgrades, and Fukushima Implementation. Past experience includes management positions with Westinghouse and Siemens providing sales and service to Midwest utilities for Nuclear and Fossil Plants. Joe has a BS and MS in Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.