Jan Runermark Award 2010
The Dutch Young Generation is delighted to say that Mr. André Versteegh has been chosen to receive the 2010 Jan Runermark Award. He was nominated by the Dutch Young Generation for his support during his entire career.
André is founder and former director of the Nuclear Research and consulting Group (NRG) in Petten, the Netherlands. As director he gave the Young Generation the opportunity to organise ourselves and act as an independent organisation.
André graduated in 1969 from Delft Technical University with a specialisation in Nuclear Engineering. After his graduation he started as
business unit manager at Reactor Centrum Nederland (RCN). In 1985 he became programme leader Nuclear Energy at Energie Centrum Nederland (ECN).
In 1998 the nuclear research was split of ECN and André was the founder and director of this new company. He stayed at NRG till his retirement in 2010. Currently André is the president of NucNet.
Besides his work he had several international additional functions as board member in ENS, Foratom and NICE. At national level he was active in the board of Netherlands Nuclear Society (NNS), Kernvisie, ITER-NL and PINC (Conservation Nuclear Competence). He still is board member of stichting KINT (Knowledge Infrastructure Nuclear Technology).
During André’s career he always stimulated young people and the Dutch Young Generation to debate about nuclear energy as part of a safe, reliable and clean energy future. André often discussed with us at an inspired way and open for our opinion.
He has always been supportive with the organisation of lectures and congresses. The Dutch Young Generation is still thankful for his support with the organisation of the European Young Generation Forum which was held in Amsterdam in 2007.
The Jan Runermark award is the best way to thank André for his support to the Dutch Young Generation.