Meet the Team
Jeff Wagner is the Director of Decommissioning at TLG Services. As a certified Project Management Professional, he embraces the philosophy that a high performing project team requires diverse perspectives and experiences to achieve the best outcome. For the past several years, he has been part of the project team responsible for divesting Entergy’s merchant nuclear generating assets as the plants are retired. Jeff transferred to TLG at the beginning of 2020 to lead business development activities.
Following seven years of active duty in the US Navy as an Engineering Laboratory Technician, Mr. Wagner started his commercial nuclear career providing Health Physics support for refueling outages. Jeff holds a BS in Business Administration from Columbia Southern University awarded after separating from active duty. He has worked on decommissioning projects for commercial and government nuclear reactors, irradiation testing facilities, radiologically impacted medical research facilities, and environmental cleanup projects, including legacy Manhattan Project sites. With over 20 years of active nuclear facility decommissioning experience, Mr. Wagner has experience in all facets of decommissioning and was the Entergy Nuclear Decommissioning Organization liaison with TLG Services to coordinate Decommissioning Cost Estimate activities between TLG and each site.
Senior Manager, Decommissioning Services
Lori Glander is a Senior Manager at TLG Services. As a Certified Health Physicist in an Engineer-rich Company, she embraces the philosophy that diverse perspectives and experiences drive improvement. Among her latest TLG accomplishments are making this Website a reality and facilitating the upgrade of the TLG proprietary cost estimating software, DECCER. Since joining TLG in 2017, she has acquired a deep appreciation for the rich history of TLG’s past work and the Team’s skills at estimating costs and developing plans to decommission a cadre of facilities/equipment: Nuclear, Fossil, Fusion, Hydro, Wind, Solar and even Fuel Cells.
Ms. Glander spent her early career as a Health Physicist for a research/production reactor that made radiochemicals and radiopharmaceuticals for medical use. Her first encounter with TLG occurred at this facility when several TLG consultants assisted with the very-complicated reactor and hot lab decommissioning. Fast forward to 2017 when she was working as an Emergency Preparedness Manager in Nuclear Power and got the call asking if she would consider being the next Leader at TLG (a full circle experience.) She would especially like to thank TLG’s Clients, retired and current TLG Employees, and her mentors (you know who you are) for their roles in the past and present success of this very special and renown Company.
Lori holds a BS from Manhattan College and is Certified by the American Board of Health Physics. She lives in New York State and is married with two children. In addition to working at TLG, Lori enjoys family outings, watching ice hockey, and taking long walks with her Australian Shepherd.
Roderick W. Knight
Roderick (Rod) Knight is a Decommissioning Manager at TLG Services, LLC. Rod has more than 34 years of experience performing cost estimates for the nuclear industry for commercial, government, and research facilities. Rod has also performed numerous prudency reviews of cost estimates developed by others. Rod has taught classes on how to develop decommissioning cost estimates for the International Atomic Energy Agency ("IAEA") to members from various countries. He has also taught a similar class in South Korea.
Rod has extensive international experience including numerous missions with the IAEA. These missions include providing decommissioning cost estimating support in Kazakhstan for the BN-350 Nuclear Power Plant and in Croatia and Slovenia in support of the Krsko Nuclear Power Plant decommissioning plan. He has also worked as part of a team to assist in developing and promoting a series of reforms for the Armenian energy sector.
In addition to developing decommissioning cost estimates for commercial nuclear power plants, Rod has developed estimates for a variety of facilities. These estimates include proposal support, owner estimates, and project funding. As part of this work he has developed estimates at several national laboratories, including Los Alamos, Argonne, and Brookhaven.
Mr. Knight earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New Haven in 1992, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resource Management from the University of Maine in 1981 where he was a member of the wrestling team. Rod is a member of Chi Epsilon, an honorary Civil Engineering Society. Prior to joining TLG Services in August 2016, Rod founded Knight Cost Engineering Services, LLC ("KCES") where he served as president from 2004 until 2016. Prior to KCES Rod was employed by SCIENTECH, Inc. and by its predecessor NES, Inc. from 1992 until 2004. Prior to NES, Inc., Rod was an employee of TLG Engineering from 1985 to 1992.
Adam Kaczmarek joined TLG as a Decommissioning Manager in spring 2020, and brings to the team more than a decade of experience in utility and nuclear power industries.
Most recently he served as an Engineering Supervisor (2015-2020) and Design Engineer (2008-2015) at a nuclear power plant in Westchester County, New York. During his tenure Mr. Kaczmarek oversaw an array of projects that improved safety and reliability of plant operations. He managed numerous Control Room upgrades and acted as a Site Lead on implementation of the required FLEX modifications in response to the Fukushima Daiichi accident. Additionally, Mr. Kaczmarek served as Chapter President of North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NAYGN), which provides development and networking opportunities to young professionals in the nuclear power industry.
Prior to entering the nuclear field, Mr. Kaczmarek worked as a Capital Projects Engineer (2005-2008) for a Hudson Valley firm supporting various utility companies in the Northeast.
In his free time Mr. Kaczmarek, who holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from SUNY New Paltz, enjoys all things hockey. This includes playing in local men’s ice and street hockey leagues and cheering on his home team the Buffalo Sabres. He resides in Dutchess County, New York, with his wife and two daughters.