Note: This story was last updated at 3:05 p.m.
Thom Mason, the director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory since 2007, is leaving the lab for a job at Battelle.
Mason announced the move in an email to employees on Friday morning.
He will become senior vice president for laboratory operations at Battelle in Columbus, Ohio. Battelle, in partnership with the University of Tennessee, has managed and operated ORNL for the U.S. Department of Energy since April 2000.
“I’m privileged to take on the challenges that lie ahead,” Mason said. [Read more…]