New Manager Leads Blue Grass Systems Contract

Ron Hink, incoming project manager, Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass (BPBG), left, observes as Doug Omichinski, outgoing project manager, BPBG, points out details in the Control and Support Building during a plant tour Oct. 27, 2015.
Ron Hink, incoming project manager, Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass (BPBG), left, observes as Doug Omichinski, outgoing project manager, BPBG, points out details in the Control and Support Building during a plant tour Oct. 27, 2015.

The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) team welcomed Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass (BPBG) project manager Ron Hink Nov. 2. He replaces Doug Omichinski, who was appointed Bechtel’s corporate manager of construction in Houston, Texas.

“I’m excited to be here at this pivotal time in the project’s development,” said Hink. “Doug did excellent work in completing construction with an outstanding safety record. I believe the transition to a new project manager should be seamless, given my previous assignments at Blue Grass, and I look forward to dusting off my operations experience.”

“I’m very pleased to be able to work with Ron again,” said Jeff Brubaker, government site project manager. “He brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and capability to this project that gives him good insight into our systemization phase going forward.”

Hink previously served as the BPBG assistant project manager from 2011 to 2013 and design-build manager from 2007 to 2008. He also served as project engineering manager and plant manager for the Aberdeen Chemical Agent Disposal Facility in Aberdeen, Maryland, from 1999 to 2006.

Hink’s experience in project and construction management, and engineering of complex military and nuclear facilities will serve him well as he helms this involved project, Brubaker said.

BGCAPP will safely and efficiently destroy a stockpile of chemical weapons currently in storage at the Blue Grass Army Depot. In 2003, BPBG was awarded the systems contract to facilitate the pilot plant through all of the project stages – design, construction, systemization, pilot testing, operations and closure.

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