Oak Ridge National Laboratory


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Media Contact: Ron Walli (wallira@ornl.gov)
Communications and External Relations


Lockheed Martin president announces new corporation's board of directors

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Jan. 11, 1996 — Lockheed Martin Corporation President Norman Augustine today announced the appointment of an eight-member board of directors for the newly formed Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation, which manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for the Department of Energy (DOE).

The board includes Albert Narath, president and chief operating officer of Lockheed Martin's Energy and Environment Sector, who will serve as chairman; Alvin W. Trivelpiece, director of ORNL; Robert E. Rulon, Lockheed Martin vice president and controller; James Buckley, Lockheed Martin associate general counsel; William Ballhaus, vice president of Science and Engineering for Lockheed Martin; and William Sorenson, Lockheed Martin vice president of Environment, Safety and Health. Also appointed to the board were outside director William G. Howard Jr., a retired Motorola vice president of research and development and an independent consulting engineer, and former U.S. Rep. Marilyn Lloyd of Tennessee.

Narath introduced the new board of directors today in an employees meeting at ORNL, a DOE multiprogram national research facility. The laboratory's activities include applied research and engineering development in support of DOE's fusion, fission, conservation and fossil energy technology programs and basic scientific research in selected areas of the physical and life sciences.

In looking at ORNL's future under Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation, Trivelpiece noted the challenges awaiting the new board and ORNL.

"We've been given the responsibility of managing and operating ORNL in an effective and efficient manner consistent with its purposes and functions as a federally funded research and development facility," Trivelpiece said. "We will build on the proud history of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to make it an even better institution that will be well-equipped to prosper in a confusing and rapidly changing world.

"With decreasing budgets and increasing pressure to justify our existence, this will be no easy task, but we are confident we will reward the faith and trust shown us by DOE and Lockheed Martin Corporation."

Narath served as president of Sandia Corporation and director of Sandia National Laboratories, a DOE multiprogram research facility. He joined Sandia in 1959 as a member of the technical staff in the research organization. Following promotions to supervisor, department manager and director of Solid-State Sciences Research, he was promoted to managing director of Physical Sciences and vice president of research. In 1984, Narath transferred to Bell Laboratories in Whippany, N.J., where he was responsible for all Bell Laboratories systems engineering and development activities.

Trivelpiece became director of ORNL and a vice president of Martin Marietta Energy Systems in January 1989. He served as the executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) from April 1987 to January 1989. Before joining AAAS, Trivelpiece worked for DOE, Science Applications Inc. and was a professor of physics at the University of Maryland and a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, in the Department of Electrical Engineering.

Rulon, who served in the same capacity for Lockheed prior to the August 1995 merger of Lockheed and Martin Marietta, joined Lockheed's corporate headquarters staff in 1981 as assistant director of accounting. He was named director of Internal Audit in 1983, became staff vice president of Internal Audit in 1986, and in 1990 was elected vice president-Internal Audit.

Buckley joined Lockheed Corporation in 1993 as chief environmental counsel and was promoted to his current position in 1995. Previously, he was a partner in the law firm of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher of Los Angeles and a chemical engineer with a division of Occidental Petroleum.

Before assuming his position with Lockheed Martin, Ballhaus served as vice president of special projects for the Martin Marietta Space Group. He served as president of two Martin Marietta divisions - Aero & Naval Systems and Civil Space & Communications - and served as vice president for two other groups.

Sorenson joined Lockheed Corporation in 1981 and held several positions within the Missiles and Space Systems Division. Previously, he worked for 11 years with the Central Intelligence Agency and for two years with Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he was a senior engineer.

Howard, a senior fellow at the National Academy of Engineering from October 1987 to December 1990, joined Motorola's integrated circuits operation in 1969. He served in a variety of technical and business management positions within Motorola's semiconductor and corporate organizations. His most recent assignment was as senior vice president and director of research and development.

Lloyd served 20 years as U.S. Congress representative of people in Tennessee's Third Congressional District. She was chairman of the Energy Subcommittee of the House Science and Technology Committee and moved many landmark bills that helped shape the U.S. energy policy. Lloyd, a Democrat, retired in January 1995.