A Letter from the President: 2022 Year in Review
As I reflect on this past year, I see that 2022 was another record year for Omega and our support for NNSA’s modernization efforts.
We continue to find innovative ways to help solve talent bandwidth challenges for our customers as we hire experienced personnel to execute complex national security mission requirements. While we have always focused on the retention of critical knowledge (ROCK), we have implemented a new layer to the practice this year. “Bridging the Gap” speaks to our ability to retain retiring or otherwise transitioning knowledge and experience within the Nuclear Security Enterprise while also attracting and retaining young talent that will become the backbone of our next watch guards for peace through strength. We are able to do this by creating mentorships between our new hires and veteran personnel and working with organizations that interface with the next generation of nuclear workers.
From a performance standpoint, Omega continues to focus our support on infrastructure transformation throughout NNSA production sites. We get consistent feedback that our personnel are executing at a high level. Thank you to our employees for representing Omega in such an exemplary way. Our success is a direct reflection of your dedication to The Omega Way and the missions we support. For a safer nation. For a safer world.
While 2022 has been a strong year for us, growth can be a challenge for any small business. Although we recognized this potential challenge several years ago, we were slow to respond due to external impacts such as COVID-19 and the associated economic conditions it created. We implemented an action plan in 2022 to onboard new office staff and invested in new automation processes. Both initiatives will normalize new business processes in the coming year.
This past year, I personally challenged myself to achieve two personal goals for our business:
- Become more effective and efficient for our existing workforce, and
- Ensure that our business operations can sustain an average anticipated annual growth of 15% for the next 3 years.
It has been a work in process, but I am proud to say that we are in a great position entering 2023. Establishing our regional Program Management Offices (PMOs) to provide closer access to our field employees has played a significant role in this success. As a reminder, the PMO offices are available as a resource for our employees stationed in the Southeast or the Southwest should any questions, comments, or concerns arise as we continue to implement highly efficient operations. We are grateful for our PMO teams, and we hope they continue to be well-utilized this new year.
For the foreseeable future, Omega will experience increased growth and opportunity supporting the NNSA’s modernization efforts. We are providing support in every project phase, from design and construction to commissioning to the transition to full operations. Our five-year plan supports Omega’s involvement at all NNSA production sites in some capacity. This will create ongoing opportunities for employee growth and career planning. We are also pursuing developmental opportunities in the energy sector with small modular reactors. Upcoming needs in this sector will allow us to extend our core nuclear expertise into an emerging market area that is necessary for our kids and grandkids.
In closing, I want to express sincere appreciation for all our employees and business partners that support Omega. Colleen and I are blessed and humbled by the amazing dedication and commitment to our company and our mission. We are hopeful for all that 2023 brings.
Wishing you a Happy New Year!
Tim Trapuzzano, President