Shane Marik named Dresden station site vice president

MORRIS, Ill. (Sept. 4, 2013) —Shane Marik, plant manager at Exelon Generation’s Dresden Station, has been promoted to site vice president. Marik is replacing David Czufin, who was recently appointed to a business development position with Exelon Generation. 

Marik, who lives with his family in Marseilles, has been with the company for nearly 30 years and has served as Dresden’s plant manager for the last four years. His primary responsibility as site vice president is to oversee the safe and reliable operation of Dresden, including managing a staff of about 900 employees, with a focus on overall station performance and financial oversight.

 “I look forward to ensuring that Dresden sustains its high level of performance and that the station and its employees continue to be active members of our neighboring communities,” Marik said.

 Prior to joining the Dresden team, Marik was the operations director at Exelon’s LaSalle Generating Station and has held positions in the site’s chemistry, quality assurance and work management organizations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from Southern Illinois University.

 In a related move, Streator resident John Washko has been promoted to Dresden plant manager. In his new role, Washko is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the plant, including oversight of the operations, maintenance, work control, chemistry/environmental and radiation protection departments. 

Before his recent promotion, Washko was the engineering director at LaSalle station. Since joining the company in 1991, he held several positions of increasing responsibility at LaSalle, including experience in the operations, work management and engineering departments.

Dresden Generating Station is approximately 60 miles southwest of Chicago. The station’s two operating units can produce more than 1,800 megawatts net of electricity, enough to power nearly 2 million average homes. Dresden Unit 1, which began commercial operation in 1960 and was retired in 1978, has been designated a Nuclear Historic Landmark by the American Nuclear Society.