February 10, 2005

Bodmanâ??s Experience A Plus For INEEL, Idaho

Crapo applauds Energy Secretary nomination

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo says that the broad public and private sector experience Energy Secretary-designate Samuel Bodman brings as a nominee could mean good things for workers and future plans for the Idaho National Laboratory as it transforms from the INEEL. Crapo pointed to Bodmanâ??s extensive experience as Deputy Secretary for both the Department of Commerce and the Department of the Treasury in addition to three decades in the private sector before that. â??Samuel Bodman has a strong track record of success and knows how to get things done,â?? Crapo said. â??His leadership, management, and engineering background are tailor-made traits for taking on a leadership role as Secretary of Energy. Secretary-designate Bodman should be an effective leader for the national energy policy we so critically need in this country and for the nuclear research we will champion at the Idaho National Laboratory. I am looking forward to working closely with him to ensure a vibrant and effective future for the Idaho National Laboratory and all of the workers at the site.â?? # # #