Kirk Lachman To Head DOE EM Los Alamos Field Office

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Kirk Lachman has been selected as manager of the DOE EM Los Alamos Field Office. Courtesy photo


Kirk Lachman has been selected as manager of the Department of Energy Environmental Management (EM) Los Alamos Field Office, following a tenure as deputy manager and acting manager of Carlsbad Field Office. Before Carlsbad, Lachman was the Deputy Chief for Field Operations at EM headquarters. He has served in a variety of line management and safety oversight positions from 2010-2017 at the Nevada Field Office. He served from 2005 until 2010 as the engineering design group supervisor for the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management in Las Vegas.

Lachman graduated from the DOE Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program as well as the Harvard Senior Executive Fellows Program. He has a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Nebraska and a Master of Science in mechanical engineering from Colorado State University.

Lachman will replace Thomas Johnson, who has served as acting manager of EM-Los Alamos since March. Johnson will return to the Savannah River Site, where he serves as deputy manager of DOE-SR. In that role, Johnson has broad leadership responsibility for approximately $1 billion in annual operating and construction activities at SRS in the areas of environmental stewardship, and nuclear materials processing and disposition.

Johnson came to Los Alamos following the retirement of Doug Hintze at the end of February.