We are excited to announce our latest new hire for Polestar, Ms. Kari Vitaletti. Kari is joining Polestar as a Senior Technical Consultant reporting to Marty Yakawich on September 6. She will be starting her first assignment with Polestar providing technical support to the DOE Office of River Protection for the Waste Treatment Plant Performance Assurance Manager performing tasks related to WTP engineering and quality oversight.
Kari is a Mechanical engineer with 30 years of diverse engineering experience including: project engineering, project construction, decommissioning and demolition, nuclear safety basis and safety systems, conduct of operations, quality level procurement, startup testing, and commissioning. Kari has expertise in requirements identification and management for developing design criteria, work plans, and test plans as well as readiness reviews, regulatory assessments, bids and proposals. Kari previously spent 5 years with Polestar from 2005-2010 and until recently has been a Project Engineer for infrastructure upgrades throughout the Los Alamos National Laboratory complex.
In her free time, Kari enjoys taking motorcycle adventure rides with her husband Dan (not driving but riding on the back!). They have been all over Colorado, Utah, Southern New Mexico, and to Copper Canyon in Mexico.