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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Donald J. Kintzer named to the Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos Boards of Governors

Anonymously contributed: ================================================================================ Donald J. Kintzer named to the Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos Boards of Governors LOS ALAMOS, NM, August 9, 2012—Norman J. Pattiz, chairman of Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) and Los AlamosNational Security, LLC (LANS), has named Donald J. Kintzer as an Independent Governor on the LLNS and LANS Boards of Governors. The LLCs manage Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, Calif., and Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, NM, respectively, for the U.S. Department of Energy. The appointments take effect September 1. Mr. Kintzer assumes the positions previously held by Nicholas G. Moore who is stepping down effective August 31, 2012. Mr. Kintzer also has been appointed chair of the LANS/LLNS Boards of Governors’ Ethics and Audit Committee effective September 1. The Ethics and Audit Committee serves in an advisoryrole to the boards on the integrity of financial reporting, policy compliance, and ethical business practices. "Don Kintzer is a seasoned business professional with exceptional leadership skills, business expertise, and experience involving large complex organizations," said Pattiz. "When the University of California was the sole manager of the laboratories, Don was a senior advisory partner for the University and Los Alamos National Laboratory. He has an excellent understanding of the management and operations of the national labs and of business compliance activities." "I am honored to be appointed to these prestigious boards and to be associated with such premier research and development organizations as Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Laboratories, which play a critical role in pursuing breakthroughs in science and technology to meet important and vital national needs," said Kintzer. Mr. Kintzer currently is associated with Korora Partners, a Silicon Valley-based consulting company focused on general business advisory and executive coaching/mentoring services. He retired as a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the global accounting/consulting organization, in 2008 after an association of more than 31 years. Prior to his retirement, he was the leader of PwC's West Region Advisory practice, including the San Francisco/Silicon Valley markets and was a member of PwC's national leadership team. Mr. Kintzer is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and the California Society of CPAs. He serves as a member of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Contract Assurance Council, the West Coast Advisory Council for Lafayette College, and the Forensic Advisory Board for Golden Gate University’s School of Accounting. LLNS manages the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. LLNS is comprised of: Bechtel National, the University of California, BWX Technologies, URS and Battelle. The team also includes Texas A&M University. LANS operates Los Alamos National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANS is composed of Bechtel National, the University of California, BWX Technologies and URS for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. Los Alamos enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

'He retired as a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the global accounting/consulting organization, in 2008 after an association of more than 31 years."


PricewaterhouseCoopers? Hmmmm, where have I heard that name before in the news? Oh, now I remember! The early 2000's Enron scandal! Perfect.

Anonymous said...

Google brings up his history with Los Alamos. Fascinating stuff.

Anonymous said...

For some reason I thought LLNS and LANS were the same company. Am I wrong?

- LLNS is comprised of: Bechtel National, the University of California, BWX Technologies, URS, and Battelle. The team also includes Texas A&M University.

- LANS is composed of: Bechtel National, the University of California, BWX Technologies, and URS.

Why are there different parent companies, and does this matter in how the two labs are actually run?

Anonymous said...

Who cares. What has the Board Governors really done to earn their keep. The UC Board of Regents had more power over the Lab Directors than the useless suits on the BOG.

The Regents at least had public meetings that forced the Directors to account for their actions and failures in public. Lab employees could even attend or read the minutes of these meetings and the Lab directors replies to tough questions - not anymore. I remember calling one of the Regents and asking them to look into an issue, they did, and got back to me - not anymore. The regents took their public service oversight responsibilites seriously - not like the kiss-up BOG.

Some day the IG or GAO will be forced to take a hard look at this joke of a management strucutre and the costs to the taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

This story was the banner headline all weekend on the LANL home page, but the last line is a real eye grabber.

"US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station contact:" followed by name, phone number and e-mail.

What does the US Forrest Service have to do with the Lab Boards? Is there more to this story?

Anonymous said...

Is there hidden meaning in the choice of words? What is the difference in 'manage' and 'operate'? Perhaps the announcement was just sloppy wording by a summer intern. One usually has higher expectations from the press shop of a professional organization.

"LLNS manages the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory"

"LANS operates Los Alamos National Laboratory"

Anonymous said...

Kinda weak credentials. Shows that nuclear science isn't a talent magnet any longer.

Anonymous said...

Is anyone foolish enough to think there is any significant difference between the two national lab LLCs -- LLNS and LANS.

They have the exact same Board of Governors and when a new person joins one of the LLC boards (like this guy), they are always announced as being placed on both LLC Boards. What a joke and a sick one at that!

Anonymous said...

Move on. Nothing to see here. Just another OWG.

Anonymous said...

Is there hidden meaning in the choice of words? What is the difference in 'manage' and 'operate'?

August 13, 2012 7:01 AM

There is no difference. Both LLNS and LANS contracts are "M&O" contracts.172 Isteste

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