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NETL Names Heather Quedenfeld as Chief Operating Officer

Heather Quedenfeld,

Chief Operating Officer,


NETL Names Heather Quedenfeld as Chief Operating Officer

The National Energy Technology Laboratory has appointed Heather Quedenfeld as the permanent chief operating officer.

Quedenfeld, who previously held the COO role in an acting capacity, has gained diverse experience from all technology program-related areas at NETL over her three-decade-long federal service.

She was appointed to senior-level positions at the laboratory, including deputy director for the Technology Development Center, associate director for carbon management research and acting chief of staff for the laboratory director, NETL said.

As deputy director, Quedenfeld supported the TDC in implementing a portfolio of active energy research, development, demonstration and deployment projects for the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management and other Department of Energy programs.

In her new role, Quedenfeld will provide strategic guidance and leadership and facilitate the laboratory’s operations, support functions and services.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Penn State University and a master’s degree in industrial engineering from West Virginia University.

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