May 18, 2023 – Sargent & Lundy’s Maury Pressburger has been honored with a Dedicated Service Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' Committee on Honors. The award is a recognition of his dedicated voluntary service to the society marked by outstanding performance, demonstrated effective leadership, prolonged and committed service, devotion, enthusiasm, and faithfulness. Recipients must have a minimum of 10 years of service to ASME.
Pressburger, a senior project manager for the firm’s nuclear power services, has been an active ASME participant for over 25 years and is currently serving as vice chair of the ASME Board on Nuclear Codes and Standards. Other ASME service capacities include:
- Member and current chair of the Committee on BNCS Operations.
- Member of the Committee on BNCS Strategic Initiatives.
- Chair of the BNCS Task Group on Advanced Reactors.
- Member of organizing committee and chair of the Advanced Reactor Technologies track for the ASME Conference on Advanced Reactor Deployment.
- Member and former chair of ASME QME-1; the standard providing the requirements and guidelines for the qualification of active mechanical equipment (QME).
- Member of the Operation and Maintenance Preservice and Inservice Examination and Testing of Dynamic Restraints
- Member and former chair of the QME Subcommittee on Qualification of Active Dynamic Restraints.
- Contributing member of Plant Systems Design Committee.
- Alternate member of the Nominating Committee.
Pressburger joined Sargent & Lundy in 1982 and has over 40 years of experience in project management; nuclear plant engineering, siting, and licensing; mechanical engineering, design, and analysis of nuclear power plant systems and components; and construction. He is currently the senior project manager for projects with X-energy, TRISO-X, and Eden Radioisotopes. Pressburger is also participating in the Electric Power Research Institute’s Advanced Nuclear Technology program as a member of the Standards Development Organization-led initiative on international codes and standards harmonization. In his career with Sargent & Lundy and service to ASME, Pressburger enjoys continually contributing to the promising future of nuclear energy and safety.
ASME develops technical standards and is a globally recognized leader in providing consensus standards relating to mechanical engineering. For more than 100 years, ASME standards and related product certifications have formed an interlocking system based on:
- Safety Standards: A set of requirements developed by volunteer technical experts using an open and transparent consensus process.
- Product Certifications: A program built upon the safety standards wherein the quality systems of a manufacturer are assessed and certified based on the manufacturer's demonstrated ability to meet the requirements of an ASME standard.
- Certification Mark: A mark used by certified companies that is placed on manufactured items. The symbol is designed to provide users with a high degree of confidence the stamped items conform to established safety standards.
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