Lou Von Thaer, president and CEO of Battelle, was presented with his 2020 Wash100 Award by Executive Mosaic for expanding the company’s revenue and influence in the government contracting (GovCon) sector through valuable contract awards, partnerships and important executive appointments.
This marks the fifth time that Von Thaer has received a Wash100 Award in the last six years. His leadership and efforts to advance biosecurity and other innovative technologies earned Von Thaer his 2019 Wash100 Award.
“In 2020, after COVID-19 hit the U.S. and caused exactly the kind of PPE shortage this system was designed to address, CCDS was quickly mobilized as a stopgap measure to alleviate the N95 shortage,” said Von Thaer.
Battelle has also made numerous efforts to support COVID-19 relief efforts across industry and the federal sector, including an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to support front-line healthcare workers as they face critical shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE).
“Everybody who has worked on this project shares the same goal of protecting first responders and healthcare workers who are at the front lines of the pandemic,” Von Thayer added.
Most notably, Von Thaer drove sale of its counter-unmanned aerial system technology to San Francisco-based firm Dedrone in Oct 2019. Battelle’s system uses sensors to collect data from wifi, non-wifi and radio frequency-based sUAS before transmitting information to command-and-control systems.
Executive Mosaic congratulates Battelle and Lou Von Thaer for his fifth Wash100 Award. Von Thaer’s vision, leadership and drive to generate exponential growth and expand the company’s presence in the GovCon sector has cemented him as a significant executive of consequence.