Vice President, Mission Assurance
Linda Bauer is the vice president of Mission Assurance, which is responsible for the management and operation of the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas, and the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. In this role, she is responsible for providing the framework within which merger, consolidation and continuous improvement activities are planned and executed. She is responsible for the Enterprise Excellence, the Ideas for Cost Efficiency and the Cost Savings Reinvestment programs.
Previously, Bauer served as acting senior vice president and deputy general manager of Y-12, with responsibility for the Production; Facilities, Infrastructure and Services; Engineering/Design Authority; and UPF Integration organizations.
As vice president and division director of FI&S at Y-12, she was responsible for all aspects of facilities management and maintenance at the fivemillion-square-foot site. The FI&S workforce of 1,100 handles the utilities, roads and grounds, and all services that support the 300 buildings across Y-12’s site.
Before joining the Y-12 senior staff, Bauer was a senior vice president for Los Alamos Technical Associates (LATA), Inc., where she provided executive-level direction and support, and served as the project manager for LATA’s $525 million Portsmouth Environmental Restoration Project at the Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio.
In previous assignments with Babcock & Wilcox (B&W), Bauer served as the commissioning manager for the Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride facilities in Piketon, Ohio, and Paducah, Kentucky. Bauer is also a former president of B&W Savannah River, where she was responsible for all K Area operations. During her tenure with B&W, she held senior-management assignments associated with the Savannah River Site; Nevada National Security Site; the Mound Laboratories in Miamisburg, Ohio; and B&W-owned facilities near Vandergrift, Pennsylvania, and Alliance, Ohio.
Bauer holds a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Memphis, an M.S. in health physics and a Ph.D. in environmental health physics, both from Purdue.