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2014-2015 Board of Directors

Lee Ann Schwope Cochran

Lee Ann Cochran joined Battelle in February 2010 following 7 years of direct experience in research, development, process scaling and manufacturing.  Lee Ann leads business development and commercialization for the Battelle’s National Security Business.  In this role, she is responsible for a number of markets including aerospace, automotive, defense, cyber, rail and security.  

During the first 4 years of her career, Ms. Cochran was a leading technical and management member of the Excera Materials Group. At Excera she implemented and managed the production of armor systems that met or exceeded all government specifications regarding their performance. Additionally, Ms. Cochran managed the production MRL-advancement team in process scale-up, increasing yields, setting standard operating procedures, and laying the groundwork for an ISO 9001:2000 quality systems. In her 3 years at Solidica, Ms. Cochran continued to direct a diverse team of engineers and technicians, successfully meeting the goals and cost/timing objectives on multiple ongoing government contracts including: DOE SBIR Phase II, four year cooperative Army agreement, multi-year USMC armor program, National Science Foundation SBIR Phase II, and DARPA.  At Battelle Lee Ann is leading the vision and strategy to grow commercial business in National Security.  Under her leadership Battelle has successfully penetrated new markets and is building a foundation for success.  Ms. Cochran is a diversity champion and at Battelle lead the Women’s Network for 3 years.  

She received her BS in Materials Science & Engineering in 2003 from the Ohio State University and is studying to receive her Masters in Mechanical Engineering. Lee Ann is on the Board of Directors for Battelle Japan and begins a two year apporintement to the WEPAN Board in July 2014.

Lee Ann Schwope Cochran
Vice President and Manager
Battelle Memorial Institute


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