Lewis F. Von Thaer

President and CEO


Lou Von Thaer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Battelle, became a member of the Columbus Partnership in 2017.  Battelle has been represented since 2000.

Battelle is the world’s largest nonprofit research and development organization, executing nearly $6 billion of work annually and employing 22,000 people in more than 130 locations worldwide. Through contract R&D, managing the world’s leading national laboratories, and giving back to communities, Battelle seeks to create greater value for its customers, nation, and the world.