Executive Profiles

Lewis Von Thaer, CEO and President of Battelle

Lewis Von Thaer

CEO, President


Lewis Von Thaer, CEO and President of Battelle

Lewis Von Thaer, a five-time Wash100 winner, serves as the president and CEO of Battelle, a private nonprofit science and technology company that strategically funds science, technology engineering and math education initiatives.

Battelle operates eight national laboratories and a contract research group focused on chemistry, biology, artificial intelligence, cyber and advanced materials in support of national security and health.

Thaer previously served as the CEO of private military contractor DynCorp, Battelle said. He led 12,000 professionals in 36 countries.

DynCorp provides logistics; maintenance, repair and operations; training; and base and flight operations for the U.S. government and its allies, Thaer said in his LinkedIn profile.

He previously served as Leidos’ president for the national security sector, responsible for expanding business segments in cybersecurity, command and control and international logistics support.

Prior to Leidos, Thaer spent about a decade in leadership roles at General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems. His roles included president, corporate vice president, senior VP of operations and general manager.

Thaer earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Rutgers University and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Kansas State University.

He currently serves on the boards of the Ohio State University, the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the National Veterans Memorial and Museum.

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