Paul Clay named president of RSI

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Restoration Services, Inc., a small employee-owned environmental and project management services company in Oak Ridge, recently appointed Paul Clay as presi-dent.

Clay succeeds company founder and outgoing president Staci Ferguson.

Clay joined RSI in 2008 as director of environment, safety, health and quality.

Prior to joining RSI, Paul worked for Jacobs Engineering Group where he was assigned as vice president and deputy general manager for the Bechtel Jacobs Co. LLC joint venture in Oak Ridge.

Clay has 45 years of experience, including 34 years as a project and program manager of environmental restoration and waste management work performed for private sector and government clients, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Energy and the Tennessee Valley Authority.

“It was important for the owners, as we transitioned from a woman-owned to an employee-owned company, that we maximize the company’s future potential by placing our trust in someone who can take the company to the next step,” Ferguson said.

“Paul not only brings his previous big business leadership to the company, he also brings integrity, passion, and an unprecedented reputation in our industry.”

Ferguson continues as vice president of corporate relations.

“The employees and the company’s reputation have always been my passion,” she said.

“Paul’s willingness to step into this new role allows me to refocus my efforts on maintaining our corporate culture in an employee-owned light,” Ferguson added.

RSI vice presidents Rick Ferguson and Peter Caswell will retain their current responsibilities, continuing focus on project management, operations and business development.

RSI, headquartered in Oak Ridge, has 250 employees performing environmental remediation, project management and renewable energy services.

RSI serves major clients, including DOE, URS/CH2M of Oak Ridge LLC and TVA.