VANCOUVER, Canada (22 December 2020): General Fusion announced today the appointment of David Plant as Vice President, Fusion Demonstration Plant (FDP) Technology, as the company prepares to build its first power plant scale fusion machine.
In this newly created role, Mr. Plant will lead the team of scientists and engineers in defining and integrating the fusion system’s key components and technologies as they are combined to create the first prototype of its kind.
“David is a proven technology innovation leader and one of our most respected solutions-focused engineers,” said CEO Christofer Mowry. “His knowledge of all aspects of our Magnetized Target Fusion (MTF) technology will be invaluable as we integrate our systems to demonstrate fusion performance at commercially relevant scales in the FDP and beyond.”
Mr. Plant, one of the company’s first employees, began his career with General Fusion as a systems engineer, before moving into roles of increasing technical responsibility, most recently serving as Director of Program Management. He has been instrumental in leading the effort to develop the engineering design basis for the company’s FDP.
Prior to joining General Fusion, Mr. Plant worked for Eastman Kodak Company for 12 years in a variety of roles, including manufacturing engineering, electrical engineering, and reliability engineering. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Victoria and a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
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General Fusion is pursuing the fastest and most practical path to commercial fusion energy and is based in Vancouver, Canada, with locations in Washington D.C., and London, U.K. The company was established in 2002 and is funded by a global syndicate of leading energy venture capital firms, industry leaders, and technology pioneers. Learn more at www.generalfusion.com.
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