Washington River Protection Solutions President to Retire; Replacement Named

Mark LindholmRichland, WA – Mark Lindholm has been named acting President and Project Manager for Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), where he will lead the remediation of radioactive and hazardous waste tanks at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hanford Site, effective Oct. 1.

Lindholm replaces Dave Olson, who is retiring from WRPS after more than 30 years of service to AECOM, WRPS’ majority owner, and its predecessor companies.
Lindholm has been serving as WRPS Chief Operating Officer since January 2015, concentrating on production operations, waste retrievals, small projects execution and capital project execution, including the associated engineering functions.  He has more than 30 years of experience in government nuclear facilities operations.

Before joining WRPS in January, Lindholm was the manager of commissioning, readiness and operations at Hanford’s Waste Treatment Plant, leading a team of nearly 300 AECOM employees. He also served as executive vice president and chief operating officer at the Idaho Cleanup Project and previously held a senior role at WRPS as the manager of Single-Shell Tank Retrieval and Closure from 2008 to 2010.

In addition to his experience at the Department of Energy’s Idaho and Hanford cleanup sites, he held a number of management positions at the Savannah River Site from 1989 to 2007.

Lindholm holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental and hazardous material management from the University of Maryland.