Acting Deputy Director NASA Michoud Assembly Facility
Roslin Hicks currently serves as the acting deputy director of the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, LA. She is responsible for the day-to-day management of the multi-tenant manufacturing facility, where NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion spacecraft are being built. SLS, the world’s most powerful rocket, will carry astronauts in the Orion crew vehicle, science experiments and cargo on deep-space missions, including journeys to Mars. Michoud, a NASA-owned facility managed by the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, is one of the world's largest manufacturing plants. Hicks works to build a broader facility tenant base with government, university and private-sector entities. She is the first female in the history of Michoud to serve in this position.
From August 2008 to her current position, Hicks was the supervisor of Planning and Facilities Utilization Office including both the Master Planning Team and the Real Property and Facilities Utilization Team. She was responsible for the development of major facilities projects, developing and updating the Center Master Plan, preservation compliance, real property management, project integration, coordination of projects supporting Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, and managing the Center’s institutional Capital Investment Program Plan.
From 2006 to 2008, Hicks was the project manager for implementation of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) at Marshall. She also served as Marshall’s senior representative to the Agency team for designing, testing and implementing the processes to support HSPD-12.
From 2005 to 2006, Hicks served in two positions in the Engineering Directorate's Instrument and Payload Systems Department.
Hicks has received numerous awards over her 30-year career at Marshall including the Center Director’s Commendation, NASA Certificate of Appreciation, NASA Group Achievement Award, NASA Special Service Award, Sustained Superior Performance Awards, Group Achievement Awards, Special Service Awards, NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, and the Federal Women’s Program Outstanding Supervisor Award. She was also Treasurer of the Marshall Association (2003 - 2004).
Between 1994-1997, Hicks contributed to multiple published works on subjects relating to phthalocyanine thin films as well as optical computers and space technology.
Hicks earned a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Prior to graduation, she was a co-operative education student at MSFC.
She is an active member of a graduate sorority where she serves in her local community. She is married to Gregory L. Hicks, and they have 2 adult children, Bayleigh and Brandon.
Lionel Joseph Dutreix III
Deputy Chief Operating Officer, NASA Michoud Assembly Facility
Lionel Dutreix is the deputy chief operating officer of NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. Named to the position in 2017, he manages the day-to-day operations of NASA's largest manufacturing facility. Sitting on 832 acres, Michoud is a multi-tenant manufacturing facility, where NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion spacecraft are being built. SLS, the world’s most powerful rocket will carry astronauts in the Orion crew vehicle, science experiments and cargo on deep-space missions, including missions to the Moon and Mars.
Michoud played a historic role in producing the Apollo Program Saturn V first stage that launched U.S. astronauts to the Moon and the Space Shuttle Program external fuel tanks that helped power the shuttles to orbit for over 30 years. Today, Michoud is a diverse, state-of-the art facility, housing NASA future program development, the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Finance Center, U.S. Coast Guard Base New Orleans and several commercial endeavors.
Prior to his arrival at Michoud, Dutreix was assistant director of center operations at Stennis Space Center (SSC). He was responsible for implementing a newly awarded 10-year $1.2 billion Synergy-Achieving Consolidated Operations and Maintenance (SACOM) contract which jointly supports Michoud and SSC. He also developed the surveillance and performance monitoring plan in support of this contract.
For 15 years, he worked at Stennis Space Center in various roles managing strategic contracts, partnerships and facility design. Before joining NASA, Dutreix worked for Rockwell International supporting Stennis Space Center as a Data Systems Manager as well as an Instrumentation Lead Engineer.
Dutreix received a master’s and bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Orleans. He also holds several professional certificates including Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Dutreix lives in Slidell, LA with his wife Sherri and his five children.