NATIONAL ENERGY TECHNOLOGY LAB DIRECTOR CUGINI REMOVED
National Energy Technology Laboratory Director Anthony Cugini was abruptly removed from his position and escorted off-site by security yesterday, GHG Monitor has learned, though the reasons for the move remain unclear. The Department of Energy declined to comment on the move yesterday, stating that the Department does not comment on personnel actions. Prior to his appointment as Director in January 2010, Cugini served as Director of NETL's Office of Research and Development. Cugini received B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining NETL, he held positions at Pentek Inc. and Gulf Oil Corporation. Cugini also held the title of Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering from 1996 to 2006.