Patrick Scheuermann, the deputy director at the Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, has been named the center's director.
NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden made the announcement Monday in Washington.
Cochran, vice chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, was today informed by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden of the change of leadership at Stennis. Scheuermann, currently the deputy director at Stennis, will take the place of Gene Goldman, who has been named deputy director of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center at Huntsville, Ala.
“I look forward to working with Patrick Scheuermann as he takes the helm at Stennis Space Center. He has a good foundation of experience with NASA and Stennis, where he has been a tremendous asset to the center and to the state of Mississippi," said Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran. "Stennis is a unique government asset that benefits taxpayers tremendously beyond just NASA’s missions. I believe Patrick is well suited to take over as the ‘mayor’ of Mississippi’s ‘Federal City,’” Cochran said.
Arthur E. "Gene" Goldman, who has been the director of Stennis since November 2008, was named deputy director of Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. He's a Lauderdale County native and graduate of Meridian Community College and Mississippi State University.
“I would like to thank Gene Goldman for his service to Mississippi through his leadership at Stennis," said Cochran. "The center has excelled during his tenure, and I have appreciated my interactions with him."
Before being named deputy director of Stennis, Scheuermann was associate director at the center. He previously served as chief operating officer of NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.
Scheuermann also was deputy director of center operations at Stennis until his move to Michoud.
He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of New Orleans.