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Director for Business Development for Cranes/Environmental/Nuclear

Rob Owen is currently the Director of Business for CEN for PAR, responsible for business development, strategic planning, and the support of sales and application engineering for all Environmental, Nuclear Power and Crane projects.  With over 30 years of experience in manufacturing and in the nuclear industry, Rob helps to guide customers and internal resources to the applicable PAR equipment for hazardous environments and heavy lifting.  Rob has a deep understanding of the challenges in the nuclear industry, having been a design engineer, project manager, engineering manager, quality manager, and business segment leader.

PAR’s ENC equipment is used worldwide, with installations at nuclear sites supporting operations, clean-up, chemical demilitarization, weapons programs, fuel processing and post-irradiation examination.  Rob managed the design/build contract for the cranes and tool deployment platform for the massive environmental clean-up project at Chernobyl and for another custom crane system used for spent fuel retrieval at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.  Mr. Owen holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University and resides in Shoreview, Minnesota USA.