Mr. Nazar is an Operating Partner at AE Industrial, bringing over 35 years of extensive nuclear industry experience. Mr. Nazar currently serves as Chairman of the Board of BHI Energy, an AE Industrial portfolio company. Prior to joining AE Industrial in 2020, Mr. Nazar was president of the nuclear business unit at NextEra Energy, Inc., and currently serves as a consultant. He is president of Mano & Associates Consulting, LLC.
As president of NextEra, Mr. Nazar was responsible for the safe operation of the company’s eight nuclear units. He also led the successful implementation of extended power uprates at six of NextEra Energy’s nuclear units, adding more than 700 megawatts to the nuclear fleet’s generation capacity. During his tenure, Mr. Nazar significantly improved nuclear fleet performance while simultaneously achieving the best industrial safety rate in the industry.
Mr. Nazar received a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He served as chairman of the Industry Nuclear Power Council (NPC) Executive Committee and is a member of the National Academy for Nuclear Training’s National Nuclear Accrediting. Mr. Nazar was elected as the 2006 Nuclear Professional of the Year and received the prestigious 2007 WANO Nuclear Excellence Award.