ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit 2010
Bruce Blank

Bruce Blank

Director, Bulk Petroleum

Defense Logistics Agency Energy

Bruce Blank assumed his current duties as the Director of the Defense Logistics Agency Energy’s Bulk Petroleum business unit in June 2009. In this assignment, Blank is responsible for the business unit’s worldwide acquisition and management of assigned primarily military specification products and fuel related services and international agreements. In fiscal 2009, the business unit awarded contracts valued at over $14 billion for product and over $300 million for fuel related services. Additionally, the business unit has 40 international agreements in place which provided nearly $450 million in support.

Prior to this assignment, Blank attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, graduating in June of 2009 receiving a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy. Before departing for ICAF in August of 2008, Blank was the Deputy Director of the Energy Enterprise business unit. In that capacity, he managed contracting and technical support for the military Services in efforts to privatize government owned utility infrastructure.

From 2005 to 2007, Blank managed DLA Energy’s Natural Gas Program. As DoD’s centralized office for competitive natural gas procurement and supply management, he oversaw delivery to over 200 military and federal civilian customers. Blank rejoined DLA Energy in 2003 after serving as a Corporate Energy Manager for Armstrong World Industries where he was responsible for the worldwide management of the company’s energy purchases and risk management, utility contracts and rate intervention, and solid and hazardous waste disposal contracts.

Blank began his career with DLA Energy in 1992 serving in a number of different contracting positions within the Posts, Camps and Stations and Alternative Energy business units. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Lafayette College where he graduated in 1990. He also holds a Masters Degree in European Studies from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and a Masters in Public Administration from Troy State University. Additionally, Blank completed the Senior Acquisition Course while attending ICAF.

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