Meet the Team

Ken Lucas, PE

Ken is the founder of Lucas and is currently the company President. Ken has over 40 years of experience in the nuclear industry. He is a Licensed Professional Civil Engineer. Ken began his career as a project engineer and project manager with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Richland Operations Office. He left the DOE in 1991 to go to Westinghouse Hanford Company till 1994, when he and former partner John Anttonen founded what then Anttonen Lucas Associates, now Lucas Engineering and Management Services. Over this period Ken has established himself as a highly respected senior management consultant and expert in the areas of strategic planning, project management and engineering management. Ken is committed to the continued development of Lucas has a recognized center of excellence for services to the environmental, nuclear and energy business sectors.  

Chris Lucas, PMP

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Chris has over 37 years of nuclear facility operations experience in progressive and varied positions. Over 29 years in key operations, maintenance and project management positions. He brings expertise in the areas of project management, nuclear fuels operations, conduct of operations/maintenance, Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS), human performance improvement (HPI), environmental management, waste management, water treatment operations, organizational management and team building. He has proven leadership and management abilities over a wide variety of functional areas highlighted by a key position at the Hanford Spent Nuclear Fuel Project as the K-West Basin/MCO Production Project Manager responsible for the processing and removal of over 2100 metric tons of spent fuel from degrading storage pool conditions to safe dry storage. Chris is experienced in successful Operational Readiness Review preparation and execution, including performance of assessments.

Clifford Stephan, CHP, CIH

Director, Radiological and Waste Services and ESH&Q
Cliff is a Certified Health Physicist (CHP) and Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) with over 24 years of professional experience in the related fields of hazardous waste and radioactive waste management, nuclear safety compliance and radiological engineering. He has demonstrated expertise in the field of U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations that concern treatement, storage and/or disposal facility (TSDF) rules, characterization, management, transportation and disposal of hazardous, naturally occuring radioactive material (NORM) and mixed wastes. His has proven leadership skills for directing administrative and technical personnel. Cliff previously served from 2001 to 2009 as Tetra Tech EC, Inc. Corporate Radiation Safety Officer/Health Physics Manager responsible for providing health physics technical direction, support and supervision to various Tetra Tech remediation activities and design activities. Cliff joined Lucas in 2009 to lead our radiological and waste services operations, as well as serve as Corporate ESH&Q Manager. Cliff has a demonstrated ability to manage special projects and executes challenging projects ahead of schedule.