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Battelle Expands into Alaskan Market by Hiring Ted Rockwell and Opening Anchorage Office


ANCHORAGE, Alaska-Ted Rockwell, long a recognized expert in Alaskan environmental issues, has joined 
Battelle, the world's largest, independent research and development organization.  Rockwell is on point to 
lead the expansion of Battelle's environmental business in the Alaskan market, with a priority focus on the 
oil and gas industry.

Rockwell will head up the recently opened downtown office at 1007 Third Ave. as a senior project manager 
and  will lead efforts to develop and manage multi-faceted technical projects for Battelle.

Battelle has conducted work in Alaska for more than 35 years including oil spill consulting, environmental 
baseline programs, pipeline integrity and safety studies, wildlife and fisheries assessments and 
oceanographic modeling.

"We've teamed with organizations in Alaska for years," said Mark Curran, who leads the Environmental 
Assessment and Monitoring business for Battelle's Energy, Environment and Material Sciences division. "We 
think the time is right to have a permanent presence close to our customers so we can better deliver 
science-based solutions to these important issues. And Ted is the perfect guy to lead this effort; we're 
pleased to have him aboard."

Rockwell joins Battelle after a long and distinguished career with the U. S. Environmental Protection 
(EPA) where he served from 1994 as Senior Advisor, Alaska Oil and Gas Sector, for EPA's Alaska Operations 

His various appointments have included Representative for Alaska to the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact 
Commission for Alaska as well as for the EPA; member of the Arctic Offshore Oil and Gas Environmental 
Effects Expert Group for the U.S. Department of Energy; a member of the U.S. State Department delegation to 
the Arctic Council, and most recently he served in the Office of the President, Council on Environmental 
on its report on the Macondo oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  

Battelle provides innovative solutions to the world's most pressing needs through its four global 
businesses:  Laboratory Management; National Security; Health and Life Sciences; and Energy, Environment 
and Material Sciences. It advances scientific discovery and application by conducting $6.5 billion in 
global R&D annually 
through contract research, laboratory management and technology commercialization.  Headquartered in 
Columbus, Ohio, Battelle oversees 22,000 employees in more than 130 locations worldwide, including seven 
national laboratories which Battelle manages or co-manages for the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. 
Department of Homeland Security and a nuclear energy lab in the United Kingdom. 

Battelle also is one of the nation's leading charitable trusts focusing on societal and economic impact 
and actively supporting and promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. 
For more information, contact Katy Delaney at (614) 424-7208 or delaneyk@battelle.org, or T.R. Massey at 
(614) 424-5544 or masseytr@battelle.org.
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