Prior to joining Brookhaven Lab in October 2013, Anderson was Chief Operating Officer and Associate Laboratory Director for Operations at Fermilab. He also served as Fermilab's Interim Laboratory Director.
Previously, Anderson was Director of Integrated Performance Management at Oak Ridge National Laboratory from 2007 to 2012. During this time, he served on the Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operations committee, which advises Brookhaven Lab and the BSA Board on operational issues.
Before that, he worked at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory from 1990 to 2007 in a number of progressively responsible leadership positions in operations, including as Division Head for Security and Emergency Preparedness, Division Head for Facilities and Environmental Management, and Department Head for Environment, Safety, & Health and Infrastructure Support.
Anderson has also worked for Florida Power and Light Company, Cincinnati Gas & Electric, and General Dynamics. He has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering, a B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University, an M.B.A. from Rider University, and has completed extensive studies in Public Policy at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.