Thursday, November 10, 2011

New appointments at ISS National Lab nonprofit

The Kennedy Space Center-based nonprofit tasked with overseeing non-NASA research on the International Space Station today announced several new appointments.

Joining the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, or CASIS, according to a press release, are:

-- Duane Ratliff, director of operations. Ratliff most recently served as Senior Vice President at Dynamac Corporation.
-- Brian Harris, director of marketplace development. Harris is a certified program manager and most recently served as Director of Business and Program Development at Aerojet.
-- Charles Resnick, director of economic valuation. Resnick is a business executive with more than 25 years of experience in global and financial management, private equity/venture capital, start-ups, and operations and strategic positioning focusing on technology, banking and consumer products.

"CASIS is growing quickly and we are thrilled to have these high caliber professionals join our team," CASIS Director Jeanne Becker said in a statement. "CASIS has a major responsibility to American citizens, the research and education community, and to NASA to maximize utilization of ISS National Lab for enhancing life on Earth. These new executives will help us fulfill that mission."

The center also announced two new managers:
-- Melissa Schwaller, Ph.D., J.D., will serve as Intellectual Property and Compliance Manager.
-- Diane Matthews will serve as STEM Manager for CASIS, promoting education initiatives in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

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