Mark Martinez selected as new leader for Lawrence Livermore Operations and Business

(Download Image) Mark Martinez has been named the principal associate director for Operations & Business at Lawrence Livermore.
Mark Martinez has been named the principal associate director for Operations & Business (O&B) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, acting Director Bret Knapp announced Thursday. The announcement is effective immediately.

In this role, Martinez will ensure an effective transition of leadership within the O&B organization, following several leadership changes this last year. Don Boyd, the previous O&B PAD, and Stephanie Goodwin, Boyd's principal deputy, retired in 2013.

Martinez will be responsible for leading the O&B organization including the team of supply chain management, technical information, strategic human resources, project management, project controls, property management, facility and infrastructure management, business management, maintenance management, emergency preparedness, environmental restoration, sustainable energy management and nuclear operations.

"Mark is an outstanding, experienced manager and I have full confidence that he will be an excellent leader of the O&B organization and trusted member of the Laboratory's senior management team," Knapp said.

Throughout his 20-year career at the Laboratory, Martinez has demonstrated ability to make significant improvements through the use of continuous improvement processes and implementation of operational excellence principles. "He has a comprehensive knowledge of programmatic priorities through his experience and expertise in leading diverse teams working on large-scale, challenging problems, as well as hands-on experience in complex operations management," Knapp said.

Martinez joined the Laboratory in 1994, after holding positions at both Martin Marietta Systems and Westinghouse Idaho Nuclear Company in support of Atomic Vapor Laser Isotope Separation activities at the Laboratory. He has held a progressive set of senior leadership roles, including Test Director positions, Deputy Program Leader of the Nevada Experiments and Operations Program, Program Leader, Nuclear Materials Technology Program, and most recently, he served as the Deputy Principal Associate Director of Operations in Weapons and Complex Integration. Martinez carried out a key assignment as the LLNL Institutional Work Planning and Control Leader for several years, leading the assessment of institution-wide work control implementation.

Martinez holds master's and bachelor's degrees from Brigham Young University, both in mechanical engineering.