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For Release: Sept. 23, 1996

Michael Finneran
(757) 864-6121/23

RELEASE NO. 96-162

TENNEY NAMED DIRECTOR OF AIRFRAME SYSTEMS AT NASA LANGLEY

Dr. Darrel Tenney has been named director of the Airframe Systems Program Office at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.

Tenney formerly was chief of the Materials Division, a position he held since 1987.

Tenney joined NASA in 1974 as a senior researcher. He subsequently held positions as a group leader, head of the Applied Materials Branch, and assistant chief of the Materials Division.

Prior to joining NASA, Tenney was assistant professor of materials engineering at Virginia Tech.

He has co-authored more than 80 technical papers, given numerous technical presentations at national and international conferences and has been active in national technical societies, including the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering and the American Society of Materials (ASM). Tenney is a fellow of the ASM and chairman of its Aerospace Technical Division.

He was awarded the Presidential Rank Award in 1992 for his outstanding technical leadership and personal contributions to the NASA Structural Materials Research and Technology Program.

Tenney earned a doctorate in materials engineering from Virginia Tech and is a graduate of a Harvard University management program.

He and his wife, Linda, live in Poquoson.

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