- Associated Press - Monday, August 4, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Department of Energy has named a new director for the National Energy Technology Laboratory, which has offices in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and four other states.

DOE says in a Monday release that Grace Bochenek will manage day-to-day operations for more than 1,000 employees who work on new technologies to manage and use fossil fuel energy. Bochenek has more than 25 years of technical and management experience with the Department of Defense, most recently as the first Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Army Materiel Command.

Former director Anthony Cugini of Pittsburgh resigned last fall and was later indicted on a federal obstruction of justice charge. Cugini committed suicide in January, about a month after pleading not guilty.

NETL also has offices in Texas, Oregon, West Virginia, and Alaska.