|System Program Director for NOAA’s next generation of geostationary satellites—the GOES-R series. In this role, Greg Mandt is responsible for the success of the GOES-R space and ground developments, launch and on-orbit checkout. This $7.6 billion effort is currently in the early development stage with a projected first satellite launch date in 2015.
Previously, Greg served as the Director, Office of Science and Technology and was responsible for science and technology infusion into the National Weather Service–including science and engineering planning, acquisition and refresh of critical technologies, and the scientific developments of the Meteorological Development Laboratory. Previous assignments in the National Weather Service included Director of the Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services from 2000 to 2005 and Chief of the Science Branch, Office of Meteorology, from 1996 to 2000.
Prior to joining the National Weather Service, he was the Program Manager and Lead Engineer for the Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite (POES) Program at the National Environmental
|Satellite and Data Information Service from 1992 to 1996. During his 14 year tenure in the United States Air Force, Mr. Mandt held management and executive level positions including Acquisition Manager of the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP), Executive Officer for the Space Systems Division, Chief, Spacecraft Engineering Branch, DMSP Program Office, Research Engineer, Flight Dynamics Laboratory, and Flight Test Engineer.
Mr. Mandt holds a Masters of Science degree in Systems Engineering and a Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering both from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Mechanics from the United States Air Force Academy. He is a graduate of the Defense Systems Management College Program Management Course.