Dr. Kris P. Singh


kpSinghqPresident and chief executive officer Holtec International

Dr. Kris P. Singh, also known as Kris, co-founded Holtec International, Inc. in 1986 and serves as President and Chief Executive Officer. Since 1980, Dr. Singh has endeavored to develop innovative design concepts and inventions that have been translated by the able technology team of Holtec International into equipment and systems that improve the safety and reliability of nuclear and fossil power plants. Over the decades, Dr. Singh has participated in technology development roles in a number of national organizations, including the Tubular Exchange Manufacturers Association, the Heat Exchange Institute, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. In the late 1980s, he also served as a Professor (Adjunct) of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, where he taught graduate and undergraduate courses in pressure vessel technologies. His executive management experience extends to 1979. Since 1986, he has focused on the growth and success of Holtec International, helping build it into a technology powerhouse respected for its engineered goods and services around the world. He serves as Trustee at Cooper University Health Care. He serves as Trustee of Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Singh serves on several corporate boards including the Nuclear Energy Institute and the board of Overseers, School of Engineering and Applied Science (University of Pennsylvania), and Holtec International. He is a Trustee at Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Singh holds numerous patents on storage and transport technologies for used nuclear fuel, and on heat exchangers/ pressure vessels used in nuclear and fossil power plants. Active for over thirty years in the academic aspects of the technologies underlying the power generation industry, Dr. Singh has published numerous technical papers in the permanent literature in various disciplines of mechanical engineering and applied mechanics. In 1987, he was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Dr. Singh received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1972, a Masters in Engineering Mechanics, also from Penn in 1969, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Ranchi University in India in 1967.

Key attributes:

1. Dr. Singh has lectured extensively on nuclear technology issues in the U.S. and abroad, providing continuing education courses to practicing engineers.

2. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and Michigan, and has been a member of the American Nuclear Society since 1979.

3. He has edited, authored, or co-authored numerous monographs and books, including the widely used text “Mechanical Design of Heat Exchangers and Pressure Vessel Components”, published  in 1984.

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