GEOCENT Leader Receives NASA Awards for Leadership

NEW ORLEANS, July 27, 2016 Geocent's Patrick Scheuermann, chief development officer, was presented the Distinguished Service Medal and Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Senior Professional during a ceremony held July 13th at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

The Distinguished Service Medal is NASA's most distinguished and prestigious honor awarded annually to individuals who have made a profound impact on their mission's success.

The Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Senior Professional is the highest annual award for SL/ST career professionals. It is awarded each year to no more than 5 percent of career senior executives who have demonstrated strength, integrity, industry and a personal commitment to excellent public service in some of our nation's most critical positions.

"These two awards truly demonstrate the caliber of work and dedication Patrick has in everything he does," said Robert A. "Bobby" Savoie, chairman and CEO of Geocent. "I'm extremely grateful to have him working alongside me as we shape Geocent's future."

Scheuermann is the executive vice president for Aerospace and Defense Engineering located in Geocent's Huntsville, Alabama office and chief development officer for the Corporation. He provides oversight, leadership, and strategic focus to the execution and growth of Geocent's Aerospace and Engineering activities across the country and around the world.

He joined NASA in 1988 and has since served in various capacities at the Michoud Assembly Facility, New Orleans Stennis Space Center, Mississippi; and Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama. After serving for 27 years, Scheuermann retired on November 13, 2015. He held many NASA executive leadership positions helping the government diversify, partner, and transform the way it accomplished the mission at each location.

Mr. Scheuermann is a native of New Orleans and graduate of the University of New Orleans with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. He currently resides in Madison, Alabama with his wife, Sarah, and daughter, Christina and his son, Chandler, currently resides in New Orleans.

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, S.C.; Huntsville, Ala.; Birmingham, Ala.; Stennis Space Center, Miss.; New Orleans; Baton Rouge, La.; Dallas; and Washington, D.C. For news media interviews and further information, please contact Jaclyn Dufrene at 504-831-1900 or​