Kris Gaines is an Engineer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in the Nuclear Science and Engineering Directorate where he has been employed since 2010. Kris currently serves as the Program Manager for DOE's Russian-Origin Removal Program. He leads a staff with the responsibility of overseeing the removal or security of highly enriched uranium fuel at former Soviet-supplied research reactors to reduce the nuclear proliferation threat they pose. Over his career, he has also provided engineering and project management expertise to various foreign nuclear security projects including teaching foreign partners how to effectively utilize project management tools, such as Earned Value Management System (EVMS), which led to the first Russian project to finish on time and within budget.
He is a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee and received his Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) in 2012.
2012 Project Management Institute Project Management Professional Certification
Neutron Source Facility and Tc99 Production Facility, Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology, Kharkiv, Ukraine
Nuclear Island, Kurchatov Institute, Moscow, Russia
K26 (Mining & Chemical Combine), Zheleznogorsk, Russia
Security Assessment Training Center (SATC), Sergiyev Posad, Russia
Abramovo Counter-Terrorism Training Center (ACTC), Abramovo, Russia
Kola Technical Cener (KTC), Severomorsk, Russia
Far East Training Center (FETC), Khabarovsk, Russia
Russian Federation Ministry of Defense Strategic Rocket Forces (RF MOD SRF)