Rex D. Geveden
Executive Vice President, Teledyne Technologies Incorporated
As Executive Vice President, Rex Geveden leads the Digital Imaging and Engineered Systems segments of Teledyne Technologies, comprising some $750M in annual revenues and 3,500 employees. He has responsibility for the near-term growth, profitability, and long-range strategic positioning of these businesses.
Digital Imaging specializes in high-performance commercial digital cameras and software; micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS); and high-performance infrared detectors for space and tactical military applications.
Teledyne Scientific, the central corporate research laboratory, performs basic and applied research for a variety of government, commercial, and internal clients.
The Engineered Systems Segment performs systems integration and advanced manufacturing of power systems, marine vehicles, space imaging systems, turbine engines, aero-structures, and hardware-in-the-loop test systems for the marine, energy, space, missile defense, and aviation markets.
Previously, Geveden was NASA’s Associate Administrator, where he functioned as the Agency’s chief operating officer and was responsible for all technical operations of the Agency and a budget of $16B. He worked with the Administrator to develop strategy and policy and had direct oversight of NASA’s ten field centers and all mission and flight programs, including the Space Shuttle, the International Space Station, planetary exploration, space science, and aeronautics. Before that, Geveden held the position of NASA Chief Engineer.
Geveden also served as Deputy Director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL, where he was jointly responsible for managing one of NASA’s largest field installations with more than 6,500 government and contractor employees and an annual budget of $2.3B covering programs as diverse as the Space Shuttle propulsion system and Earth science payloads. As program manager for Gravity Probe B (GP-B), Geveden led a government, industry, and university team in developing a sophisticated scientific spacecraft to test two features of Einstein’s general relativity theory. GP-B launched successfully in April 2004.
Geveden holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics from Murray State University and is a graduate in Program Management from the Defense Systems Management College. He also holds a certificate of financial management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
He has received numerous awards, including the Holger Toftoy award for outstanding technical leadership, Meritorious Presidential Rank Award, NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal, and Silver Snoopy Award. He was also honored by his home state as an Outstanding Alumnus of Kentucky and granted the honorary title of Kentucky Colonel.