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Kurion expands Board of Directors

Kurion adds 2 industry veterans to its leadership team

by Kara VaporeanPublished: September 19, 2012 10:15 AM

Irvine-based nuclear and hazardous waste management firm Kurion has added to its board of directors by naming D. Michael Steuert and Fred Kittler to its leadership team. The additions come following the August appointment of Ralph DiSibio as the firm’s new board chairman.

Steuret, a well-known financial executive, was also appointed as Kurion’s chairman of the audit committee to oversee independent auditors, evaluate financial reports and monitor controls and compliances. With experience across the financial spectrum, Steuret has held chief financial officer and financial roles at a number of companies spanning several industries. Before his retirement in May, Steuret served as senior vice president and CFO for Fluor Industries, a Fortune 500 company that delivers engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance (EPCM), and project management services to governments and clients around the world. Steuret guided Flour through the completion of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, an experience that will facilitate his role on the audit committee for Kurion.

As managing director and co-founder of Firelake Capital Management LLC, Kittler has been an investor in Kurion since 2010. In previous years, Kittler served as co-president for Velocity Capital Management LLC, a nation-wide real estate practice and investment management firm, along with an extensive career with J.P. Morgan as a portfolio manager and analyst. He has a M.A. in economics from Columbia University and a B.A. in architecture from Princeton University. Kittler has also serve on several committees in the technology industry.    

“Kurion's ability to attract these industry leaders speaks to the quality of the company’s executives and confidence in its business model, which is what convinced me to join the company’s board of directors last month,” DiSibio said.

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