Thom Mason, former director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been named president of Triad National Security LLC, which has been awarded a $25 billion contract to manage and operate theÂ Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.
Mason, who is senior vice president for global laboratory operations at Battelle, will also serve as director designate of the lab during the transition period, according to a press release issued by Battelle in Columbus, Ohio.
Battelle and its partners on the Triad team announced Monday that they can officially begin the transition to operating Los Alamos National Laboratory, one of the nationâ€™s premier scientific and nuclear research facilities.
In the press release,Â which is posted on its website, Battelle said MasonÂ will work closely with the laboratoryâ€™s current director, Terry Wallace, to ensure a smooth changeover between operating teams. [Read more…]