Mark Peters named MITRE president and CEO

July 9, 2024, 9:30AMNuclear News


Mark Peters will become president and chief executive officer of MITRE, effective September 3, 2024. He will succeed Jason Providakes, who previously announced his intention to retire after 37 years with the not-for-profit research and development company, including seven years as president and CEO.

Peters is a recognized expert in nuclear fuel cycle technologies, nuclear waste management, and national security, with more than 25 years of leadership and scientific discovery for federally funded R&D centers (FFRDCs). He currently serves as executive vice president, laboratory management and operations, at Battelle Memorial Institute, which, with other strategic partners, operates eight FFRDCs for the federal government, with responsibility for governance and oversight of the Department of Energy and Department of Homeland Security national laboratories.

Prior to joining Battelle, Peters was the director of Idaho National Laboratory and president of Battelle Energy Alliance LLC, a large, multipurpose laboratory with a mission focused on nuclear energy, national and homeland security, and energy and environmental science and technology.

Previously, Peters was Argonne National Laboratory’s associate laboratory director for the Energy and Global Security directorate, which included Argonne’s programs in energy research and national security. Earlier in his career, he held leadership positions at Los Alamos National Laboratory. In addition, he served two terms as chair of the National Laboratory Directors’ Council, representing the interests of the 17 DOE national labs.

Honors: The American Nuclear Society/Nuclear Energy Institute awarded Peters the 2023 Henry DeWolf Smyth Nuclear Statesman Award, which recognizes individuals for outstanding service in developing and guiding the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. In 2021, he was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering and in 2015 was named an ANS Fellow for outstanding accomplishments in nuclear science and technology. He also serves on several boards and councils, including the Idaho Power Board, the National Academies Board on Human-Systems Integration, and several that support innovation and economic development.

About MITRE: MITRE began in 1958, sponsored by the U.S. Air Force to bridge across the academic research community and industry to architect the Semi-Automatic Ground Environment, or SAGE, a key component of Cold War–era air defense. MITRE was founded as a not-for-profit company to serve as objective advisers in systems engineering to government agencies, both military and civilian.

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