Lon Miller is Vice President, and General Manager for the Jacobs Aerospace, Technology and Nuclear Line of Business in Houston Texas, providing engineering, science, manufacturing and testing services to the NASA Johnson Space Center. He leads design, development, manufacturing and testing of spacecraft and associated systems for human spaceflight and science services including curation of the Moon Rocks and other Astromaterials returned from space.
After retirement from NASA in 1998 Lon served as the Associate Center Director at NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center where he directed the design, development, construction, and operation of rocket test facilities. In particular Lon was the Project Manager at Stennis over the Space Shuttle Advanced Solid Rocket Motor (ASRM) Project. Prior to Stennis, he served at the NASA Space Station Freedom Level II Program Office in Reston Virginia. Lon started his career at Thiokol, Inc. as a Rocket Propellants and Materials Chemist in. His work has been recognized with the NASA Public Service Medal, NASA Exceptional Service Medal, and the NASA Silver Snoopy Award, two NASA George M Low Awards, three Jacobs Master Builder Awards, Two Jacobs Regional Safety Excellence Awards and the Jacobs Beyond Zero Safety Excellence Award.
Lon is a member and past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership. He is Chairman of the Board of Space Center Houston and Board member for the Houston Science and Technology Fair. He received Bachelors degrees in chemistry and business from the University of Colorado.
Lon is an instrument rated pilot in high performance, complex aircraft and has flown float planes and aerobatics. He also enjoys racing sports cars in the Sports Car Club of America. He lives in League City, Texas with his wife Michele and has a daughter, son-in-law and three beautiful grand children living nearby.