METAIRIE, LA – November 16, 2015 – Geocent welcomes Patrick Scheuermann, as its new Executive Vice-President for Aerospace and Defense, located in Geocent's Huntsville, AL office, and Chief Development Officer for the Corporation. On November 13, Mr. Scheuermann retired after 27 years with NASA, including over three years as Center Director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. He states that, "Working for NASA is a career many can only dream about." Mr. Scheuermann has served in various NASA executive leadership positions helping the Government to diversify, partner, and transform the way it accomplished the mission at each location. At Geocent, he will continue to look for partnerships with tenants of the Redstone Arsenal, Stennis Space Center, and the Michoud Assembly Facility.
At Geocent, Mr. Scheuermann will provide oversight, leadership, and strategic focus to the execution and growth of Geocent's Aerospace and Engineering activities across the country and around the world. "It has been an honor for Geocent and for me personally to work with Patrick for many years, where we were able to both watch and support him in solving problems and successfully implementing programs that many people would have seen as being too difficult," said Dr. Robert A. "Bobby" Savoie, Chairman and CEO of Geocent. "We are fortunate to have someone of Patrick's caliber choose to continue his success as a part of the Geocent team."
Mr. Scheuermann is a native of New Orleans and graduate of the University of New Orleans with a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Mechanical Engineering. He joined NASA in 1988 and since served in various capacities at the Michoud Assembly Facility, New Orleans, LA; Stennis Space Center, Mississippi; and Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL. He was the twelfth director at Marshall taking office on September 25, 2012. Earlier in his NASA career, he served as legislative fellow to Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott. At Stennis, Mr. Scheuermann worked with the NASA Reusable Launch Vehicle program used by the Space Shuttle program as he worked his way up to become the Center Director. Today, his work to develop a new generation of safe and cost-effective rockets to send both payloads and humans into space is exemplified in the current Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion programs that will take humans back to the moon and onward to Mars.
Throughout his career, Mr. Scheuermann received numerous honors, including NASA's Outstanding Leadership Medal and NASA's Exceptional Service Medal.
Geocent welcomes Patrick Scheuermann and looks forward to continuing to expand its aerospace, engineering, and other advanced technology capabilities.
Geocent provides innovative software engineering, data center and core infrastructure, technology consulting, engineering, and scientific support to aerospace, defense, federal, state, and local government, and numerous commercial customers. Geocent is headquartered in Metairie, LA, and has offices in Charleston, SC; Huntsville, AL; Birmingham, AL; Stennis Space Center, MS; New Orleans, LA; Baton Rouge, LA; Dallas, TX; and Washington D.C. For news media interviews and further information, please contact Dr. Robert A. "Bobby" Savoie at 504-831-1900 or email@example.com.