Rick Tedeschi is a Project Manager and chemical engineer. The majority of his career has been at the Hanford site supporting clean-up of legacy radioactive wastes for the Department of Energy, including the design, testing, and startup of key systems and facilities. He has developed and implemented safety analyses, operational safety requirements, and procedures and plans to safely store and retrieve tank waste. Prior to his work at Hanford, Rick worked at a large chemical firm in a variety of engineering positions involving chemical manufacturing and environmental remediation. He has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of North Dakota, and is a licensed professional engineer and holds the Project Manager certification from the Project Management Institute. He currently manages his own consulting firm to advance the safe implementation of hydrogen fuel cell and supply chain technologies.