Chief Operating Officer
Michelle Reichert serves as the chief operating officer for Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC, the management and operating contractor for the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas, and the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. She shares leadership responsibility with the president and chief executive officer with a focus on internal operations and continuously improving safe, secure, zero defect delivery of the national security mission.
Previously, Reichert was the CNS deputy enterprise manager, where she oversaw integration activities across the two sites and communications with employees, stakeholders, and customers. Before that, she was the site manager at the Pantex Plant, where she oversaw daily operations to sustain a safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent. She has 30 years of experience in Department of Energy conduct of operations environments. Her responsibilities have included deputy project management and senior leadership in environment, safety and health; safeguards and security; emergency management; waste management; transportation; and manufacturing operations.
At Pantex as deputy general manager, Reichert provided leadership in all aspects of plant operations involving nuclear weapons, plutonium pit storage, high explosives, engineering, safety, security, emergency management, facilities management, quality, environmental protection and general administration.
At Y-12, Reichert served as vice president of environment, safety and health. She was the interpretive authority for environment, safety and health; waste operations; human performance improvement; behavior based safety; and integrated safety management.
Also at Y-12, she managed enriched uranium metalworking, production and manufacturing compliance and served as the program manager for modernization and as the operations manager of analytical chemistry.
Reichert holds a B.S. in biology/chemistry from Viterbo University in Wisconsin and an M.S. in radiological engineering/health physics from the University of Florida.