U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
DOE Announces Appointment of Dan Arvizu as New NREL Director
January 4, 2005
Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham announced on January 4th the
appointment of Dan Arvizu as director of DOE's National Renewable Energy
Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. Formerly senior vice president
and chief technology officer for CH2M Hill, Dr. Arvizu succeeds Vice
Admiral Richard Truly, who announced his retirement last June.
Midwest Research Institute (MRI) also appointed Dr. Arvizu as senior
vice president. MRI, headquartered in Kansas City, has operated and
managed NREL for DOE since the lab first opened in 1977, and has teamed
with Battelle to run the lab since 1998.
"Dan shares our view about the importance of getting our technology
out of the lab and into the marketplace, and he is an excellent choice
to lead NREL," said DOE Assistant Secretary of Energy Efficiency and
Renewable Energy, David K. Garman. "Under Dan's leadership, we expect
NREL to achieve new heights of technical excellence and market
Dr. Arvizu holds both a doctorate and master's degree in mechanical
engineering from Stanford University and a bachelor's degree in
mechanical engineering from New Mexico State University. He will
assume his new post on January 15th. See the DOE press release.