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Mr. David W. Gibson

d_gibsonSenior Director, Environmental, Safety, Health, and Quality Directorate, Argonne National Laboratories


BS, Construction Management – University of New Mexico
MBA, Business Administration – University of New Mexico

Business/Research Background

David Gibson currently serves as Sr. Director of Environmental, Safety, Health, and Quality Directorate at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, IL.  The mission of his team is to successfully partner with research and operations directorates to enable high quality research activities while protecting employees, visiting collaborators, the public, and the environment.  Mr. Gibson joined Argonne National Laboratory in September 2019 after spending 21 years working for Sandia National Laboratories.  His most recent role at Sandia was Director of California Site Operations in Livermore, California.

Particular Knowledge and Skills

Mr. Gibson has over 21 years of experience managing business and physical operations functions including facilities, ES&H, safeguards & security, project management, strategic planning, human resources, procurement, logistics,  and business operations at Sandia.

In 2007, he was selected to serve as a detailee to the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA’s) Office of Infrastructure and Environmental Management in Washington, D.C.

Upon returning to Sandia in 2009, Mr. Gibson accepted his first management position in the FMOC Nuclear Weapons Customer Partnership Department with responsibility for sustaining the mission-critical nuclear weapons infrastructure.

In 2013, Mr. Gibson was promoted to Senior Manager and Deputy Vice President of Infrastructure Operations. His primary duty was to serve as the technical advisor to the Sandia vice president responsible for the corporate Safeguards and Security; Environment, Safety, and Health (ES&H); and Facilities policy areas. He also served as the Acting Director for the ES&H Center from January to May 2015.

In December 2015, he moved to Sandia’s California Laboratory as the Senior Manager of Collaborative Development and Operations to lead three departments focused on external partnerships with industry, academia, Department of Energy laboratories, and other federal agencies. He also managed business development and intellectual property for the California site.  In 2017, Mr. Gibson became Director of California Site Operations.