David Brockman is appointed to build energy portfolio.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MRIGlobal's Chief Energy Advisor David Brockman has been named Director of Energy Programs.
In his new role, Brockman will have responsibility for building, coordinating, and operating MRIGlobal's Energy Research Business Area. He will serve as the interface between Business Development and Technical Operations, and he will oversee operations at SolarTAC and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).
Brockman also will represent MRIGlobal on the Board for the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, which manages the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for the U.S. Department of Energy.
Prior to joining MRIGlobal in January 2011, Brockman served as the DOE's Director of the Environmental Management Office of River Protection. He directed multi-billion dollar environmental clean-up sites, site closures, and nuclear programs. He created and implemented the environmental clean-up plan for the DOE's Hanford site and directed the safe resumption of plutonium operations at DOE's Rocky Flats site. Both site restorations are considered among the most challenging environmental clean-up projects in U.S. history.
His 41-year career also includes nine years of executive management in private sector engineering-consulting, directing M&O contracts, managing environmental clean-ups, and developing commercial nuclear, reactor, and non-reactor projects worldwide.
MRIGlobal, a not-for-profit research and development organization, delivers global solutions in national security and defense, energy and environment, life and animal sciences, agriculture and food safety, and transportation. The organization performs scientific research, advanced engineering and program integration and management for clients in government, industry and academia. Established in 1944 as Midwest Research Institute, MRIGlobal is based in Kansas City, Mo., operates in nine states and Washington, D.C., and manages more than 3,300 employees.
The organization is one of two partners in the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, which manages and operates the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo., for the U.S. Department of Energy. MRIGlobal established and manages SolarTAC and supports the National Energy Technology Laboratory for the DOE to develop technologies for clean coal, carbon management, energy efficiency and techno/economic analysis of energy systems.
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