Jill HrubyÂ has been appointed to succeed Paul Hommert as director of Sandia National Laboratories and as president ofÂ Sandia Corp.Â in a move that will takeÂ effect July 17, the Albuquerque JournalÂ reported Monday.
Sandia, aÂ Lockheed MartinÂ subsidiary, runs the federally-funded research and development lab for theÂ National Nuclear Security Administration.
âJill has the right combination of technical expertise and strategic vision to lead Sandia into the future, â saidÂ Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of Lockheed’s space systems segment and chairman of Sandia’s board of directors.
Hruby is a 32-year Sandia National Laboratory veteran and has managed energy, nonproliferation, and high-consequence security programs as well as international, homeland and nuclear security initiatives at the facility.
She told the Albuquerque Journal that she aims to help the lab address time and budget management issues related to weapon modernization efforts.
Hruby also said sheÂ wants the lab to increase its collaborations with industry and academic organizations to develop cybersecurity talent.