LANL taps Pantex vet as head of plutonium operations

-A A +A

Lab: Jeff Yarbrough comes to Los Alamos from Amarillo

Los Alamos National Laboratory Principal Associate Director for Weapons Programs Bret Knapp has announced the hiring of Jeff Yarbrough as the new Associate Director for Plutonium Science and Manufacturing (ADPSM).

Yarbrough joins Los Alamos from the B&W Pantex plant in Amarillo, Texas, where he led the Pantex directed stockpile work (DSW) and weapons science campaigns.  During his DSW tenure, B&W Pantex earned the highest performance evaluation score in the history of the Pantex plant.

His selection was the result of a national search.

“Apart from Jeff’s stellar reputation, rigorous interviews left our selection committee convinced of his outstanding leadership abilities, integrity, deep expertise, and commitment to excellence in science and technology,” said Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan.

Yarbrough succeeds Carl Beard who was promoted to the position of Principal Associate Director for Operations and Business last May.  In the interim, Tim George has been acting ADPSM.

“I’d like to say ‘thank you’ and acknowledge the outstanding job that deputy associate director Tim George did as acting ADPSM,” said Knapp.  “We look forward to having a knowledgeable and experienced Yarbrough-George team in plutonium science and manufacturing.”

If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Los Alamos Monitor, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

New Subscription/30 Day Free Trial Account

If you are new to the award winning Los Alamos Monitor and wish to get a subscription or simply gain access to our online content then please enter your ZIP code below and continue to setup your account.

ZIP Code:

Create a limited access account.
Register to participate in community forums, post on the community calendar, blog etc. This registration does not give you full access to read our award winning content, etc.

The Los Alamos Monitor | lacirculation@lamonitor.com | 505-662-4185
256 DP Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday