William H. Goldstein has been named the director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Norman J. Pattiz, chairman of Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), which manages the Laboratory for the Department of Energy's (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), made the announcement March 27.
Goldstein will begin his new role Monday, March 31.
Appointed with the concurrence of the DOE and NNSA, Goldstein is the 12th director of the Laboratory since it was established in 1952. Goldstein also will serve as the president of LLNS, replacing Parney Albright, who stepped down as Laboratory director and LLNS president in November 2013.
"Bill was selected as Laboratory director because of his proven scientific leadership and senior management experience across a broad range of Laboratory programs, his passion for the Lab's mission and people, and his ability to strategically manage the breadth of Livermore's science and technology capabilities and operations to meet critical national security needs," Pattiz said. "He is a respected and trusted scientist among Laboratory managers and employees and with the DOE, NNSA and other key government sponsors and academic and industrial partners."