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04-048
For Release: June 25, 2004

Lori J. Rachul
Media Relations Office
216/433-8806
Lori.J.Rachul@nasa.gov


SCALES NAMED NASA GLENN DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Glenn Research Center Director Dr. Julian Earls recently appointed Charles H. Scales as the new Director of Center Operations.

In this position Scales will oversee the Office of Human Resources and Workforce Planning, the Security Management and Safeguards Office, the Logistics and Technical Information Division, and the Procurement Division.

Scales comes to Glenn from NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. where he serves as the Director of the Equal Opportunity Office. He began his NASA career in 1973 at Marshall as a cooperative education student. Since then, he has held a variety of management positions, including chief, Program Control Office, Facilities Office; chief, Resources Management Branch, Information Systems Office; director, Plans and Analysis Office; and director, Business Management Office, Institutional and Program Support Directorate.

"Charles will be a welcome addition and key member to the senior management team at Glenn," said Earls. "We will benefit from his experience within the agency and demonstrated leadership abilities in institutional support to help us strengthen our workforce."

Scales holds a bachelor's degree in general business from Alabama A&M University. He completed the NASA Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program, OPM's Federal Executive Institute and Carnegie Mellon University's Senior Executive Seminar. Recognized for his outstanding leadership in the workplace and community, Scales has earned numerous honors and awards, including NASA's Exceptional Service Medal, Space Flight Leadership and the Astronaut's Silver Snoopy.

Scales plans to live in the local community.

A print quality photo of Scales is at:
http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/PAO/pressrel/2004/04-047addm.html

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