Randy Lycans

Senior Vice President and General Manager
NASA Enterprise Solutions

Randy Lycans is Jacobs’ Senior Vice President and General Manager (GM) of the NASA Enterprise Solutions organization.  Randy oversees Jacobs’ support to NASA at Johnson Space Center (JSC), Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), and Langley Research Center (LaRC). Prior to his current role, Randy served as the Program Manager (PM) for our MSFC engineering and science support for 14 years.  As the MSFC contract PM, he was responsible for providing scientific, engineering, and technical support to MSFC’s Engineering Directorate, Science and Technology Office, Flight Programs and Partnerships Office, as well as future programs and projects. Prior to serving as the PM, Randy was the Deputy General Manager and Director of the ESTS Group’s Engineering Directorate where he supported programs such as the Space Shuttle Return-to-Flight, the International Space Station, and the development of microgravity materials science experiments. Randy has more than 40 years of experience, the bulk of which has been spent supporting the human space flight program at NASA MSFC in various management and technical roles. He is experienced in thermal analysis and design, wind tunnel test support, and launch vehicle design and development. Randy was selected as a NASA Space Flight Launch Honoree in 2003 and has authored a number of technical papers and journal articles. He was elected as an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Associate Fellow in 2016 and serves on their Management Technical Committee. In 2013 he received the AIAA Holger Toftoy Award for significant leadership of the MSFC engineering support contracts, providing outstanding engineering, technical and science support to major NASA MSFC programs, including Space Shuttle, International Space Station and Space Launch System. Randy is a member of the Professional Services Council NASA Vision team.  He is a member of the University of Huntsville President’s Council and previously served as chair for the National Space Club – Huntsville and chair of the SciQuest Hands on Science Center. Randy received an MS degree in Mechanical Engineering (1985) and a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering (1981) from the University of Akron. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Alabama.

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