Deputy Laboratory Director
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
United States of America
Mike Schlender is Deputy Laboratory Director for Operations and Chief Operating Officer at PNNL. In these roles, he oversees institutional priorities, safe and reliable operations, and the infrastructure needed to deliver innovative scientific research. Mike also fosters successful relationships across the Department of Energy and Battelle, which operates PNNL for DOE. For the previous eight years, Mike served as the Associate Laboratory Director of the Operational Services Directorate at PNNL and was responsible for nearly 800 technical and support staff. The directorate was comprised of facilities; environmental health, safety and security; sustainability; quality and assurance; and project life cycle.