Scott E. State, P.E., joined NorthStar in 2010 as Chief Executive Officer, responsible for leading the organization and expanding its business into new services areas and geographies. Mr. State leads all major corporate and business development efforts, including NorthStar’s strategic nuclear decommissioning activities.
A nuclear engineer by education, State is well-known in the industry for his outstanding technical skills and executive management background with large, complex organizations. He has extensive experience in development and financial advisory projects for the military, nuclear and private industry.
Before joining NorthStar, State worked as a consultant on several development and financial advisory projects, including a $120 million remediation of a 9,000-acre former military facility, technical program management consulting, and executive level support focused on cleaning up former nuclear weapons and nuclear power plant sites. He has also served as Chairman and CEO of MACTEC, Inc., a leader in engineering, environmental and construction services worldwide with 80 locations, which he helped grow into an industry leader. He has successfully completed projects in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia.
State holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Nuclear Engineering and a master’s degree in Engineering Management, and is a licensed Nuclear Engineer. He formerly held an NRC Reactor Operators license, DOE “Q” clearance, and DoD Top Secret clearance.