Gene L. Stygles (BS Civ Egr ’82) of Medina, Ohio, was recently appointed as chief of the Facilities Division in the Facilities and Test Directorate at NASA's Glenn Research Center.
In this new position, Stygles will manage 150 employees who provide planning, engineering, and project management for facilities design and construction projects as well as the maintenance, operations, and overall management of institutional systems. He brings a wealth of experience to this position with more than 28 years of NASA experience in facility program/project management and construction implementation. Stygles is a registered Professional Engineer in Ohio.
His experience in large programs includes work on the Advanced Solid Rocket Motor Program, the National Wind Tunnel Complex, and the Facility Relocation Program associated with the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport's expansion. Assignments include detail opportunities as test engineer at the 8- by 6-foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel and as manager of the Construction of Facilities Program at NASA Headquarters in Washington.
In addition to a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Michigan State University, Stygles holds a master’s degree from Cleveland State University.
Stygles was the recipient of the 2010 NASA Exceptional Service Medal for outstanding service in the management of Glenn's construction projects and demonstration of project management excellence.