November 30, 2022
OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education is pleased to announce that Chad Becker will serve as the director of the newly established Office of Safety and Facilities. Becker previously served as director of Facilities and Transportation, a role he has held for more than seven years.
The new office was formed from a reorganization that merges the Facilities and Transportation Department and the previously existing Environment Safety and Health Office into one unit. FTD and ES&H have long been critical programs supporting our government customers, including our flagship ORISE contract with the U.S. Department of Energy. ES&H is an integral component of the ORISE Contractor Assurance Program.
“Chad brings extensive experience to this position having led large ES&H programs for Fortune 500 companies and, combined with his exceptional leadership of ORAU’s FTD program, is a perfect leadership fit to what I believe are foundational programs that strengthen ORAU in support of our federal customers,” said Jim Vosburg, ORISE director.
Becker earned a Master of Science in Safety Education and Service and a Bachelor of Science in Education, Industrial Training and Management from the University of Tennessee. He also holds an Associate of Applied Science in Environmental Health Technology and Industrial Hygiene from Roane State Community College.
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) asset that is dedicated to enabling critical scientific, research, and health initiatives of the department and its laboratory system by providing world class expertise in STEM workforce development, scientific and technical reviews, and the evaluation of radiation exposure and environmental contamination.
ORISE is managed by ORAU, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, for DOE’s Office of Science. The single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, the Office of Science is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, please visit science.osti.gov.