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Conner Prochaska Named DOE Chief Commercialization Officer

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Conner Prochaska, former senior advisor and chief of staff for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, has been named the Energy Department‘s chief commercialization officer.

Prochaska will direct the Office of Technology Transitions, overseeing the national laboratories, DOE program offices and other associated facilities in the U.S., the department said Tuesday.

He will also hold responsibility over the Energy Investor Center, the Technology Commercialization Fund and the Technology-to-Market program.

Prochaska, a former intelligence officer for the U.S. Navy, has supported intelligence operations gathering data on counter-weapons of mass destruction and anti-submarine warfare.