Title: Deputy Chief (Retired), Federal Government Executive (Retired)
Location: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Sir Ronald F. Kiessling, Deputy Chief (Retired), Federal Government Executive (Retired) at NASA, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in space agency management.
With an interest in space exploration and research, Sir Kiessling provided many years of impassioned service to NASA. From 1974 to 1980, he headed the Advanced Systems/Spacecraft Testing Section at the Lewis Research Center. From this position, he moved into the role of Chief of Communications of the Energy and Flight Hardware Branch. After two years of supplying his services in this capacity, he worked as the Chief of Materials and Engine Components Branch and then the Deputy Chief of Space Technology Operations. He rounded out his career with NASA and at the NASA Lewis Research Center as the Deputy Chief of the Logistics Management Division.
Despite retirement, Sir Kiessling remains an active member of society in several civic roles. From 1973 to 1989, he served as a member of the Senior Volunteer Program with the Advisory Committee on Electronic Technology at Akron University. Since 1997, he has been president of the Congregation All Saints Lutheran Church. In 1998, he picked up the role of trustee for the Ohio Pythian Home in Springfield, Ohio. In 1999, he became president of the board of trustees for the center.
Sir Kiessling was active in the US Marine Corps, serving in the rank of Sergeant from 1951 to 1954. In his career, he has been recognized with several awards, including a NASA Medal, a Presidential Citation in 1971 and the Supreme Chancellor Medal from the Knights of Pythias in 2016. Throughout his career, he has maintained professional affiliations which have aided in his development. Some of these affiliations include being a state and local officer for the Marine Corps League and his work with the Knights of Pythias. He has served as president of the NASA Supervisors Club and as Grand Chancellor and Deputy Supreme Chancellor of the Knights of Pythias. He is also active with the American Legion Post 421. Outside of his work, he has hobbies in teaching, computers and photography, and has written a book on computers.
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