December 20, 2000

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DOE Names New Manager at Brookhaven DOE Office

Marvin E. Gunn, Jr., Manager of the U.S. Department of Energy's Chicago Operations Office, (CH), announced the appointment of Michael Holland as DOE CH's Brookhaven Group Manager, effective December 31, 2000. Mr. Holland will be responsible for assuring that Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA), DOE's contractor, effectively manages and operates Brookhaven National Laboratory.

As senior departmental official at the laboratory site, Mr. Holland has responsibility for all laboratory activities and its approximately $400 million budget. This includes day-to-day management of an office of more than 30 federal employees. In support of DOE's research and development mission, he also oversees laboratory science and technology programs. Safe and environmentally sound management of BNL's major research facilities, including the National Synchrotron Light Source and the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, is an integral part of his oversight activities.

"Mr. Holland is well-known and respected in the community," said CH Manager Gunn. "He will ensure DOE complements the very real progress BSA has made over the last three years."

As manager of the High Flux Beam Reactor Transition Project, Mr. Holland was a champion of community involvement and openness. "He has committed to build on Brookhaven's strengths and enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of laboratory operations," said Mr. Gunn. "He brings a fresh, active approach to management that considers science, the environment and the community."

Mr. Holland has over 25 years of Federal and private sector experience in the conduct of operations of reactors and other large facilities; and has extensive experience in public communications. Over the past 10 years at BHG, Mr. Holland managed high profile, complex projects as a Team Leader, Supervisor, and Division Director. His initial assignment was line management oversight of operations the Brookhaven High Flux Beam Reactor (HFBR) and Brookhaven Medical Research Reactor (BMRR). Recent responsibilities included: start up of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC); Brookhaven Graphite Research Reactor (BGRR) and HFBR decommissioning projects; and an assortment of environmental restoration projects. Special projects included the management of the HFBR environmental impact statement and the Brookhaven spent fuel shipping project.

Mr. Holland began his career in the U.S. Navy in main propulsion engineering (1969-1974). In 1988, he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nuclear Technology from the State University of New York Regents College, Albany, New York. Mr. Holland and his wife Meg--lifelong residents of Long Island--reside in Stony Brook with their four daughters.

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