Lou Von Thaer, president and CEO of Battelle, was presented his 2021 Wash100 Award by Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson on Tuesday. This marks the third consecutive year and sixth time overall that Von Thaer has received a Wash100 Award.
Executive Mosaic recognized Von Thaer with the most prestigious award in all of government contracting (GovCon) for his significant contributions to the federal landscape, including his drive for innovation in COVID-19 research and development programs as well as his leadership in the pandemic’s relief efforts for first responders and others.
Von Thaer’s leadership guided Battelle to launch new programs and provide emergency support for health care workers and first responders in order to address the most significant challenges brought on by the recent pandemic.
For instance, Battelle sought and secured an emergency use authorization from the FDA for its Critical Care Decontamination System (CCDS), which can decontaminate up to 80,000 respirator masks on a daily basis per system using concentrated vapor phase hydrogen peroxide.
“I want to thank the FDA team for their professionalism and help in authorizing the use of our technology at this critical moment for our nation,” said Von Thaer. “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.”
In addition, Battelle announced the launch of AmplifyBio, a new Battelle-backed company, back in May 2021 to develop and perform research and development of next-generation therapies, including cell and gene therapies.
“This is why Battelle exists—to happen to the world,” Von Thaer added. “We see a need, we see opportunities, we search for partnerships, and we keep Battelle at the leading edge of discovery for the benefit of humanity. I’m excited to see where the team takes AmplifyBio and proud to support its growth through our continued involvement.”
Executive Mosaic congratulates Battelle and Lou Von Thaer on his sixth Wash100 Award win and selection. As a six-time recipient of the most respected award in all of GovCon, Von Thaer has demonstrated an unrelenting level of commitment and success in the federal landscape that can only be recognized by the prestige of the Wash100 Award.
Executive Mosaic is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2022 Wash100 Award selection through Dec. 31st, 2021. Visit Wash100.com to submit your nominations and learn more about the highly prestigious history of the Wash100 Award and the most recent class of winners from 2021.