NNSA Release: NNSA’s Deputy Manager at the Pantex Plant finds his happy place: Near the work he loves while accomplishing the goals he believes in

  • Posted: Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 8:57 am

Last October, Gabriel “Gabe” Pugh joined the NNSA Production Office (NPO) as the Deputy Manager at the Pantex Plant in Texas. With almost 30 years of experience with the Department of Energy (DOE) in the areas of Nuclear Facility Safety, Nuclear Explosive Operations Safety, and Nuclear Weapon Program Management, Pugh recently served as the Deputy Manager of Business, Security, and Missions for the NNSA’s Los Alamos Field Office in New Mexico.

Pugh’s introduction to DOE came early, courtesy of a scholarship that ignited a passion and shaped his career. “When I first came to DOE, I was right out of high school,” he said. “DOE offered me a scholarship in engineering and, as part of the program, I was able to work with safety engineers and watch as many of them in their career progression became nuclear weapon program engineers. These engineers are highly sought out and so early on, as a kid, I knew I wanted to do that someday.”

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