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As part of sweeping changes initiated by the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) last year to improve management at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), DOE has named a new manager to lead its on-site organization.

Dr. Martha Krebs, Director of DOE's Office of Energy Research, today announced the appointment of George J. Malosh as DOE Brookhaven Group Manager, effective June 29, 1998. Mr. Malosh will be responsible for assuring that Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA), DOE's contractor, effectively manages, operates and maintains Brookhaven National Laboratory.

As senior departmental official at the laboratory site, Mr. Malosh 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, the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and research reactors, is an integral part of his oversight activities.

"In May 1997, I made a commitment to Brookhaven's stakeholders and employees to set this important laboratory on a new course that strikes a balance among scientific accomplishment, excellence in environment, health and safety, and being a good neighbor in the community," said Secretary of Energy Federico Peña. "I want to thank Dean Helms for taking the first steps to making this commitment a reality. He has made outstanding contributions these past 15 months. I am confident that George Malosh will continue the real progress that the department has made. I also want to thank the Long Island community for their interest and participation in departmental decisionmaking on lab issues."

Mr. Malosh brings over 32 years of experience to the Brookhaven Group, having served in high-level management and technical positions at major facilities in Australia and the United States."

"Mr. Malosh has committed to build on Brookhaven's strengths and enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of laboratory operations," said Dr. Krebs. "He brings a fresh, active approach to management that considers science, the environment and the community. Mr. Malosh will ensure a smooth transition of this world-class facility into the 21st century."

Since 1991, Mr. Malosh has served as Director, Nuclear Technology Division, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization. There he managed over 100 scientists, engineers and other technical and administrative personnel. Principal responsibilities were: management of safe operation and maintenance of HIFAR, Australia's national neutron source; corporate waste management services; and project management, including environmental reviews and documentation.

Prior to his move to Australia, Mr. Malosh served in several management positions at Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Mr. Malosh received Bachelor of Science degrees in physics and mathematics from the University of Scranton (PA) in 1963 and a Master of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1965.

Mr. Malosh succeeds Dean Helms as the principal DOE official at the laboratory. Mr. Helms returns to his post as Manager of the department's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Laboratory site office in Newport News, Virginia.