METAIRIE, La., Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Geocent announced today retired Army Colonel William L. (Bill) Marks, II, will be taking over Patrick Scheuermann's role as vice president of its Aerospace and Defense Engineering Sector located in Geocent's Huntsville, Alabama office. He will officially join the team October 17. Scheuermann will concentrate on his position as corporate strategy officer and continue to oversee growth and development in all of Geocent's business units.
Marks retired after 27 years with the United States Army where he served in various Army executive leadership positions helping the government to diversify, partner, and transform the way it accomplished its missions at each location. At Geocent, he will continue to look for partnerships with the U.S. government and with the Redstone Arsenal. Marks will provide oversight, leadership, and strategic focus to the execution and growth of Geocent's Aerospace and Defense Engineering activities across the country and around the world.
"Col. Marks is an exemplary leader and community steward," said Scheuermann. "I have no doubt he will continue to help Geocent expand its partnerships with the U.S. government customer base. His personal leadership style will fit very well with our company's core values and his passion for community involvement will enable Geocent to even better support outreach efforts in the Tennessee Valley."
Marks, who moved to Alabama from North Carolina during adolescence, is a graduate of the University of South Alabama with a bachelor's degree in finance. He is also a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Ranger School, Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, and Command and General Staff College. He recently graduated from the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base with a master's degree in strategic studies.
He joined the US Army in 1990 and served in various assignments and commands. Recently, he served as the Garrison Commander of the United States Army Garrison-Redstone Arsenal for three years. Throughout his career, Col. (Ret) Marks received numerous honors, including the Legion of Merit.
Geocent welcomes retired Army Colonel William L. (Bill) Marks and looks forward to continuing to expand its aerospace, engineering, and other advanced technology capabilities.
Geocent provides innovative software engineering, data center and core infrastructure, technology consulting, engineering, and scientific support to aerospace, defense, federal, state, and local government, and numerous commercial customers. Geocent is headquartered in Metairie, La., and has offices in Charleston, S.C.; Huntsville, Ala.; Birmingham, Ala.; Stennis Space Center, Miss.; New Orleans; Baton Rouge, La.; Dallas; and Washington, D.C. For news media interviews and further information, please contact Jaclyn Dufrene at 504-831-1900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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