Tue, Jul 13, 2010
Acting Director Ramon "Ray" Lugo Gets Permanent Post Next
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named Ramon "Ray" Lugo
III (pictured) as director of the agency's Glenn Research
Center in Cleveland, effective July 18. Lugo has been Glenn's
acting director since March.
As Glenn's director, Lugo is responsible for planning,
organizing and leading the activities needed to accomplish the
missions assigned to the center. Glenn has research, technology and
systems development programs in space propulsion, space power,
space communications, aeronautical propulsion and microgravity
"Ray is a tremendous leader who brings decades of experience and
important skills to this job," Bolden said. "I'm confident with him
at the helm Glenn will continue to excel in all of the activities
that take place there."
Lugo was named Glenn's deputy director in November 2007. Before
that, he served as deputy manager of the Launch Services Program at
NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Lugo began his NASA career
at Kennedy as a cooperative education student in 1975.
Lugo's other past leadership positions include executive
director of the Cape Canaveral Spaceport Management Office,
director of Expendable Launch Vehicle Services, manager of the
Facilities and Support Equipment Division in the Space Station
Project Office, and chief of the business office in the Joint
Performance Management Office.
Lugo's work has earned numerous honors, including two NASA
Exceptional Achievement Medals for contributions to the Galileo
mission and International Space Station redesign, and three NASA
Outstanding Leadership Medals for his service in the Expendable
Launch Vehicle Program. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in
engineering from the University of Central Florida in 1979 and a
master's degree in engineering management from the Florida
Institute of Technology in 1982.
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