Release Date: September 29, 2005
|Energy Dep't Names New Director of National Energy Technology Laboratory
Carl Bauer Previously Led Lab's Coal Research, Environmental Management Efforts
|WASHINGTON, DC -- The Department of Energy (DOE) has named Carl O. Bauer as director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), a national laboratory under the Federal operation of the Energy Department. Bauer succeeds Rita Bajura, who retired from the post in February 2005. As director, Bauer manages approximately 1,200 federal and contractor staff in four NETL locations -- Pittsburgh, Pa.; Morgantown, W.Va.; Tulsa, Okla.; and Fairbanks, Alaska.|
|“The National Energy Technology Lab is one of our most important means to advance research and technology in several professional arenas, including President Bush's Clean Coal Initiative and Carbon Sequestration," Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman said. "Carl has more than 30 years experience in both the public and private sector and has demonstrated his ability to continue the fossil energy mission of NETL and to assume the directorship of one of the department’s most important national labs. I look forward to NETL's continued success under Carl's leadership."|
|The lab's mission is to develop new technologies and approaches that will ensure the safe, clean, and affordable use of U.S. fossil energy resources through the 21st century.
NETL accomplishes that task by developing and implementing a research and development program to resolve the challenges of producing and using fossil resources, including any environmental impacts.
Bauer has served as acting director of NETL since February 2005, after serving as deputy director from October 2003. He has also served in other capacities at NETL, including director of the Office and Coal and Environmental Systems, where he led efforts in coal and environmental research, and as director of the Office of Product Management for Environmental Management, where he directed the development and demonstration of hazardous and radioactive waste cleanup technologies.
Bauer has also held a number of positions at DOE headquarters including: director of the Division of Work for Other Agencies; director of the Idaho and Chicago Environmental Restoration Operations Division; acting director of the Environmental Management Office of Acquisition Management; and director of the Office of Technology Systems.
Prior to joining the Department of Energy team, Bauer served as director of Engineering Support and Logistics, Naval Sea Systems Command, Department of Defense; vice president and general manager of Technology Application Inc.; and vice president, Ship Systems and Logistics Group, Atlantic Research Corporation.
Bauer earned a Master of Science in nuclear power engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy’s Naval Nuclear Power Postgraduate Program in 1972 and a Bachelor of Science in marine engineering/oceanography in 1971. He has completed postgraduate courses at the Wharton School of Business and George Washington University, and executive management training at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
|Contact: David Anna, DOE/NETL, 412-386-4646|