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Alex Folk (Fed)

Executive Officer

Alex joined ITL in 2014 and currently serves as Executive Officer on the ITL management team.  In this role, he is responsible for all administrative functions of ITL.  Responsibilities include management of: Administrative Operations, Budget/Financials, Contracts, Grants, Human Resources, Safety, FOIA, Property and Human Subjects.  An overarching role he plays is leading process improvement activities across the lab in all administrative areas.

Alex joined NIST in late 2000 as an Account Manager for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program.  He had responsibility for the financial agreements maintained between NIST MEP and the MEP Center affiliates located throughout the United States.  Roles in this position included managing performance, developing and maintaining state and local partner relationships and promoting best business practices throughout the system. Beginning in 2007, Alex served in the role of Center Operations Manager responsible for the oversight of the Federal partnerships and investments.  In Alex’s team is responsible for developing new service delivery capabilities for the MEP system to assist small manufacturers with the exploitation of innovation and technology for their competitive advantage. Additionally, Alex is responsible for two sustainability-focused, multi-agency partnerships: E3 Economy, Energy, and the Environment and the Green Suppliers Network program.

Prior to NIST, Alex worked in the electric utility sector first a as a construction engineer with the Potomac Electric Power Company where he was responsible for outage project-management activities working at three of the companies power plants and then as Program Manager for the United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC), Inc., where he managed several corporate programs with the company across its two production facilities as well as provided oversight of all plant project development, coordination and budgeting activities. 

Created October 9, 2019, Updated December 8, 2022