Mark Anthony to join LANL as new Associate Laboratory Director for Plutonium Infrastructure – Los Alamos Reporter
LANL announced that Mark Anthony, currently Projector Director of the European Spallation Source in Sweden, will lead the Associate Management of the Plutonium Infrastructure Laboratory. Courtesy photo
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The Los Alamos National Laboratory will welcome Mark Anthony in November to head the new Associate Directorate for Plutonium Infrastructure (ALDPI). Anthony, who has over 32 years of experience leading complex technical organizations with significant fiscal and programmatic responsibilities, will be leaving Lund, Sweden, where he is currently Project Director for European Spallation Source (ESS), a $ 3.8 billion effort to build and operate the world’s most powerful neutron source for the European Research Infrastructure Consortium.
The news comes four months after lab director Thom Mason announced the lab’s new associate leadership.
“The role of ALDPI is a unique opportunity to apply my experience, leadership and project management expertise to the laboratory’s national security mission,” said Anthony. “The key to success will be teamwork in the new ALD, in the LANL and with a large list of stakeholders to ensure that projects are completed safely, on time and on budget.”
Prior to working for ESS, Anthony worked for General Electric Hitachi Nuclear Energy, where he was CEO of nuclear fuel and services in Europe. Based in Sweden, he has traveled frequently, including Switzerland, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Finland and the UK.
Anthony recognizes that “management styles can be unique to countries and cultures,” but he hopes to put that emphasis on relationships in his work at Los Alamos. He describes his leadership style as “perhaps more participatory and democratic”.
“I like telling my teams where they’re going, but not necessarily how they’re going to get there,” he said. “I know how to hire the best person for a job and I have the courage to stand out while staying on top of performance and making sure the organization moves forward towards its vision, mission and goals. “
Anthony will move to northern New Mexico with his wife for 32 years. The couple have two grown children and just became grandparents this summer. When he’s not at work, Anthony is working on a master’s degree in computer security, just for fun. He will also likely restore vintage cars or embark on carpentry, electrical and mechanical projects around the house.
And if the weather permits, he’ll cook, experiment with local dishes and flavors, including the famous New Mexico peppers. “Green is great for roasting,” he said. “And I need the red for my exceptional homemade chili.”