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Kashporenko to head national lab's Tacoma office

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May 08, 1997 Share This!

TACOMA, Wash. — Daniel Kashporenko has been named group manager of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Tacoma Office. Kashporenko will oversee the federal laboratory's private sector business in the Puget Sound region and along the I-5 Corridor. He also will serve as the office's contact for commercial organizations wanting to do business with the research and development laboratory and its operator, Battelle Memorial Institute of Columbus, Ohio.

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash., is one of nine national, multiprogram laboratories. The laboratory employs about 3,500 staff members and has an annual budget of more than $500 million. Staff conduct more than 2,000 research projects in areas ranging from biotechnology and molecular sciences to health technologies and environmental remediation.

In addition to its main Richland complex, Pacific Northwest operates a marine sciences laboratory in Sequim, Wash., and has offices in Portland, Ore.; Tacoma; and Washington, D.C. Battelle has managed the lab for the federal government since its inception in 1965.

The Tacoma Office employs 30 staff who are engaged in $4.5 million worth of research and development, including health care technology development; computer-aided, life-cycle assessments of technologies or processes; and artificial intelligence. Much of this research is carried out through partnerships with westside organizations, including Madigan Army Medical Center and Pacific Lutheran University.

However, Kashporenko notes that the office is really a door to Battelle's extensive worldwide resources. "The Tacoma Office will serve as a channel through which customers obtain access to both the laboratory's and Battelle's broader technical capabilities," he says. "Battelle applies its capabilities and resources to solve local and global problems in energy, health, medicine, agriculture, the environment, advanced materials, manufacturing, transportation and national security. Software, hardware, telecommunications and information technology companies will find that the Battelle product line offers special value-added benefits."

Before joining the Tacoma office, Kashporenko held several technical and managerial positions. Most recently, he was a senior research scientist at Pacific Northwest in Richland. In 1991, he founded NeuRobotics Inc., a mathematical and scientific modeling software company in Puyallup, Wash. He served as its president until 1994.

Kashporenko earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics at Park College, Parkville, Mo., in 1971; an MBA from Tulane University in New Orleans in 1975; and a master's of science in management degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., in 1986.

Kashporenko grew up in the Pacific Northwest and graduated from White River High School in Buckley, Wash.

The Tacoma office is located at 3625 Perkins Lane SW, Suite 300, Tacoma. Kashporenko and other staff can be reached at (253) 512-2200.

Tags: Energy, Environment, National Security, Environmental Remediation

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