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John A. Hamley

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John A. Hamley is associate director of the Facilities, Test, and Manufacturing Directorate at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s John H. Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. He is responsible for the overall technical and administrative direction of projects at Glenn for high voltage electrical distribution systems, including improving organizational effectiveness, project management rigor, customer responsiveness, technology integration, and strategies to improve business effectiveness and efficiency.

Hamley has over 35 years of scientific, engineering, and programmatic experience, including approximately 25 years in leadership roles. Throughout his professional career, Hamley served in numerous positions that applied his project leadership skills to lead high-performing teams and direct strategic initiatives.

Prior to his associate director appointment, Hamley led the launch vehicle upper stage testing for the Northrop Grumman OmegA launch system (a rocket the company was developing for national security missions) at NASA’s Plum Brook Station, Sandusky, Ohio.

Previously, Hamley served as the senior manager for complex systems with a focus on sophisticated modifications for the propulsion systems laboratory and the Abe Silverstein Supersonic Wind Tunnel at Glenn. Prior to that, he served as program manager in NASA’s Planetary Science Division, Science Mission Directorate for the Radioisotope Power Systems Program. In this position, Hamley was also responsible for working with the Department of Energy and NASA centers in all aspects of Radioisotope Power Systems including processing, spacecraft integration, and nuclear launch approval.

One of his most notable and rewarding professional achievements was the development of the power processing and control system for the NASA Solar Technology Application Readiness (NSTAR) program’s Ion Propulsion System (IPS), from the prototype through flight hardware. The NSTAR IPS was the primary propulsion system on the DAWN mission to Vesta and Ceres, which will provide scientists with new knowledge of how the solar system formed and evolved.

Hamley is the recipient of numerous awards including NASA Outstanding Leadership and Exceptional Service Medals, five NASA Honor Group Awards, and a Turning Goals into Reality Award. He also holds NASA’s Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers, Expert Level.

Hamley holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Youngstown State University, Master of Science in electrical engineering, and a Master of Business Administration from Cleveland State University.

Hamley’s hobbies include playing guitar and running a small business servicing vintage instrument amplifier and recording studio equipment.

He resides in Brunswick with his wife. They have two adult children with successful careers in engineering and finance.