By New Mexico Business Weekly

Sandia National Laboratories new President and Director Paul J. Hommert will speak about energy programs and other developments at the lab at a luncheon in Albuquerque on Aug. 10.

The Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce is organizing the event to introduce Hommert to the business community, said Board Chairman Pat Vincent-Collawn in a news release.

⿿The labs play a vital role in our local economy and have been supportive of the business community for many years,⿝ Vincent-Collawn said. ⿿We want to welcome Dr. Hommert to the business community in good fashion.⿝

Sandia spends millions of dollars each year to purchase equipment, materials and other items, Vincent-Collawn said. The labsâ¿¿ purchases and other economic activities generate more than $45 million annually in gross receipts taxes for state and local governments.

Sandia Corp.â¿¿s board of directors named Hommert president in May. He took office July 9, and manages a $2.4 billion annual budget and 8,400 employees.

Hommert joined Sandia in 1976. He previously served as executive vice president and deputy director of the Labs.

The luncheon will take place at the Hotel Albuquerque at 800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW. Networking starts at 11 a.m., and the luncheon program at 12 p.m.

Individual tickets cost $35 for Chamber members and $75 for non-members. Companies can purchase tables at $350 for members and $700 for non-members.

For more information, go online or call (505) 764-3722.

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