News Brief: Carnegie Mellon Expresses Condolences at Cugini’s Passing

Friday, January 10, 2014 PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University expresses its deepest sympathy on the passing of Dr. Anthony Cugini. Cugini was a passionate supporter of both Pittsburgh and energy innovation, and worked tirelessly with Carnegie Mellon faculty and students on science and engineering innovations to promote the sustainable development of America’s energy resources. The university sends […]

Former head of DOE energy lab found dead in Upper St. Clair

The former head of the National Energy Technology Laboratory has been found dead. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office said 54-year-old Anthony Cugini was found Wednesday morning at about 8:30 a.m. at the Wingfield Pines Conservation Area. A determination of the cause of death is still pending, but police said it may have been an […]

Ex-energy lab chief who faced charges found dead in Upper St. Clair

A former federal energy lab leader awaiting trial on obstruction charges was found dead in a wildlife area in Upper St. Clair, authorities said Thursday. Someone found Anthony Cugini’s body at the Wingfield Pines Conservation Area before 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office said. A determination on the cause and manner […]

Ex-energy lab chief who faced charges found dead in Upper St. Clair

A former federal energy lab leader awaiting trial on obstruction charges was found dead in a wildlife area in Upper St. Clair, authorities said Thursday. Someone found Anthony Cugini’s body at the Wingfield Pines Conservation Area before 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office said. A determination on the cause and manner […]

Seems like overkill

December 13, 2013 12:00 AM Share with others: While I don’t claim to know all the facts in the case of the federal indictment against Anthony Cugini (“NETL Ex-Chief to Be Arraigned Today,” Dec. 10), the people interviewed for the article all had one common theme … if Mr. Cugini, former director […]

The energy director was trying to do good

December 12, 2013 7:03 PM Share with others: As local union president (now retired) at the National Energy Technology Laboratory Pittsburgh for most of Anthony Cugini’s tenure as director and as someone who knew him professionally for 25 years, I feel I am qualified to speak about his character (“NETL Ex-Chief to […]

Ex-federal official pleads not guilty

December 12, 2013 10:45 PM Share with others: A former federal energy official charged with obstruction of justice pleaded not guilty Tuesday, and his attorney suggested that the Department of Energy probe which led to the charges is over. Anthony Cugini, 54, of Upper St. Clair, led the National Energy […]

Former NETL director pleads not guilty to obstruction charge

The former head of a federal energy lab pleaded not guilty Tuesday to obstructing a Department of Energy investigation into the misuse of his office. Other than answering U.S. Magistrate Judge Cynthia Eddy’s questions, Anthony Cugini, 54, of Upper St. Clair didn’t talk during his brief arraignment. His attorney, Jerry Johnson, said afterward that […]

Former National Energy Technology lab head pleads not guilty to obstruction of justice

December 10, 2013 11:24 AM Share with others: A former federal energy official charged with obstruction of justice pleaded not guilty today, and his attorney suggested that the Department of Energy probe which led to the charges is over. Anthony Cugini, 54, of Upper St. Clair, led the National Energy […]

Peers stunned by indictment of lab director from Upper St. Clair

Researchers and scientists said Wednesday they were shocked at the indictment of a federal lab director from Upper St. Clair. Anthony Cugini, 54, is widely known as a technocrat, a straight-shooting scientist in a post that’s often politicized — director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory — several local scientists said. Many considered him […]

Fossil fuel laboratory shake-up surprises

Anthony Cugini, director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory, has been placed on administrative leave and replaced by his deputy, Scott Klara. NETL, the fossil fuel research and development arm of the Department of Energy, would not explain the move, saying it doesn’t comment on personnel matters. Mr. Cugini was named director in April 2010, […]

Klara replaces Cugini as National Energy Technology Laboratory director

The National Energy Technology Laboratory, a division of the U.S. Department of Energy, has confirmed that Anthony Cugini is no longer serving as its director and that Scott Klara has taken his place. Mr. Cugini was based in NETL’s South Park campus. Mr. Klara, who was deputy director until this week, was named acting director […]