August 28, 2019 – ST, PETERSBURG, FL. Summit Exercises and Training (SummitET), announces the promotion of East Tennessee native and Knoxville resident Steve Sugarman to Vice President of Operations . In his new role, Steve will be responsible for SummitET’s internal departments including Human Resources, Business Development, Accounting, and Marketing. Steve also holds the position of SummitET’s Corporate Health Physicist where he provides radiological subject-matter expertise to meet corporate and client needs.
“Steve came to SummitET with a great deal of respect in his field. Since joining our organization, he immersed himself in our culture and our operations. He is passionate about our mission and our team members’ well-being” says John Duda, Chief Executive Officer. “This critical position demonstrates our continued commitment to outstanding employee development and providing impeccable customer service.”
Steve, a certified health physicist (CHP), holds an M.S. in Safety Education and Service from the University of Tennessee and a B.S. in Organizational Management from Tusculum University. Steve has served as a lecturer for organizations including the International Atomic Energy Agency, the World Health Organization, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Health Physics Society, the National Radiological Emergency Preparedness Conference, and many others. Before joining SummitET, Steve was the Health Physics Project Manager at the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS).
“I’m looking forward to helping guide SummitET’s operations and supporting the company’s continued growth” comments Steve. “I joined SummitET because of its commitment to emergency preparedness and unique approach to doing things. I’m eager to help promote continued team member development and work/life balance while supporting health physics needs across the emergency response community.”
As a recognized subject matter expert in his field, Steve has contributed to multiple domestic and international guidance documents as well as numerous publications on health physics topics. Read his most recent blog on ‘Communicating Technical Information to a Non-Technical Audience’ here.