Harold S. Yeldell

Infrastructure Operations
Associate Labs Director &
Chief Security Officer

As the Infrastructure Operations Associate Labs Director and Chief Security Officer for Sandia National Laboratories, Harold S. Yeldell provides leadership to effectively and efficiently manage infrastructure operations, including safeguards and security, environmental restoration and waste management, laboratory facilities and construction, and emergency management.

In this role, Harold leads his division’s four centers: Facilities Program Integration, Strategic Planning & CapAx; Safeguards and Security; Infrastructure Services; and Facilities Management and Engineering.

Harold has deep experience in operations, maintenance, engineering, work management and construction.

Prior to his most recent role as a consultant for Duke Energy, Harold served as the director of project management and construction services for Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, where he led a staff of more than 620 people, managed multiple projects simultaneously, met all DOE milestones and improved safety metrics.

Prior to joining SRNS, Harold served in a variety of leadership roles for several energy companies in the areas of nuclear power, construction, and operations and maintenance.

After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy with a bachelor’s degree in marine engineering, Harold served as a naval officer on two nuclear-powered submarines for six years. He earned his MBA from Tulane University.

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