Todd May, formerly deputy director of NASA‘s Marshall Space Flight Center, has assumed the role of acting director at the Huntsville, Alabama-based center following the retirement of Patrick Scheuermann.
“Patrick leaves Marshall in good hands, and I know Todd May’s experience and expert management skills will keep the center’s critical work on track,” NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said in a statement released Friday.
May was previously the manager of the space launch system program before he took the deputy director position in August.
In June 2008, he was named Marshall’s associate technical director prior to his role as SLS manager.
May was also a deputy associate administrator in NASA’s science mission directorate and deputy program manager of the Russian integration office within the International Space Station program at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.
Scheuermann worked for 27 years at NASA beginning as a propulsion test engineer and served as the Marshall director since September 2012.