October 2, 2022


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Tech vet and physicist Christina Lomasney marries James Mattis, retired general and ex-defense chief – GeekWire


Christina Lomasney and James Mattis. (PNNL, Dept. of Protection Photos)

Christina Lomasney, a tech veteran and physicist who is now director of commercialization at the Pacific Northwest Countrywide Laboratory in Richland, Wash., has married James Mattis, the retired Marine Corps general who served as the 26th U.S. secretary of protection.

The couple wed not long ago in a ceremony on the banks of the Columbia River and yet again on Saturday in Las Vegas with an Elvis impersonator officiating, in accordance to a report from Politico. A reception was held at The Palazzo at Rosina, situated in The Ventian resort.

Politico, which documented that the few to start with met in a bar, shared backlinks to photographs from both equally ceremonies, here and here.

Mattis is a native of Richland who enlisted in the U.S. Maritime Corps Reserve at the age of 18. He graduated from Central Washington College in 1971 and went on to provide 44 yrs in the Maritime Corps, commanding forces at all stages and retiring as a four-star standard. He served as secretary of defense from January 2017 to January 2019 less than President Trump.

Lomasney is a University of Washington-properly trained physicist and longtime entrepreneur. She was a onetime undertaking manager at Boeing and co-established Isotron in 2001, operating with federal government agencies on environmental remediation tech.

In 2007, she launched Modumental, a Seattle startup that formulated an revolutionary metal production procedure as a way to offer far better effectiveness at a less costly price than standard metal. As CEO she assisted type critical early partnerships with company companions such as Chevron and BP.

Lomasney still left Modumental in August 2020 just after she was terminated as CEO by the company’s board next a 13-12 months operate.

Previous Modumetal CEO Christina Lomasney demonstrates off the company’s technological know-how for the duration of an “Inventions We Love” section at the 2016 GeekWire Summit together with GeekWire co-founders John Cook and Todd Bishop. (GeekWire File Image / Dan DeLong)

She joined PNNL, a government-backed study center based in Eastern Washington, as director of technological innovation deployment and outreach previous November. He role is to aid choose PNNL’s investigation out of the lab and into the authentic planet, commercializing the intellectual assets developed by environment-main scientists and engineers at the $1.2 billion corporation.

Mattis’ first enjoy was generally for the Corps and he was well known for remaining a bachelor. A 2017 New Yorker profile, which mentioned he at the time came near to marrying a female who insisted he go away the Marines, described Mattis’ bachelorhood as permitting “a one-minded emphasis on his vocation and a passionate engagement with the military’s traditions and heritage.”

GeekWire has achieved out to Lomasney for added aspects on the nuptials and will update when we listen to back.


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