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Richard N. Swanson 


Mr. Swanson has over forty years of management and consulting experience with organizations in high-hazard and capital-intensive technical industries.  His direct budgetary responsibilities have included annual budgets of $245 million (capital) and $74 million (expense), with management responsibility for organizations of up to 550 employees.

Line management responsibilities have included Engineering General Manager, Quality Assurance Director (covering both performance-based and compliance-based QA), Director of Project Management, Regulatory Affairs Director, and (Backfit) Construction Manager. 

Clients have included: manufacturing organizations; Federal and state government agencies; nuclear and fossil generating companies; uranium enrichment facilities; electric transmission and distribution companies; and legal firms.

Focus Areas

  • Event investigations;
  • Organization-wide improvement strategies;
  • Diagnostic evaluations of organizational weaknesses;
  • Independent program assessments;
  • Readiness assessments;
  • Developing and delivering training courses

 Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (Mechanical)
  • Certified Naval Nuclear Engineer Officer
  • Root Cause Investigator
  • Nuclear Safety Review Concepts Corporation (Phoenix Method)
  • ABS Consulting (SOURCE Method)

Dick holds an MBA (Finance) from Babson College, an M.S. (Engineering Management & Operations Research) from Northeastern University, and a B.S. (Operations Analysis & Naval Science) from the U.S. Naval Academy.

Cell: 773.230.8989 |  Office: 269.428.7447