PORTLAND, Ore. January
11, 2013. The U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research
Station today formally announced Dr. Rob Mangold as its acting
Director. Mangold replaces Bov Eav, who retired last month after
nearly seven years with the station.
It is great to be back in the Northwest,” Mangold said. “I
look forward to working closely with station employees, stakeholders,
and partners to produce relevant, high-quality scientific information.”
will be based at the station’s headquarters in Portland,
Ore., and will remain in the position until a permanent station
director is announced.
As Acting Station Director, Mangold will
lead the station’s
nearly 400 employees—including 80 scientists—in Alaska,
Washington, and Oregon. The station is one of five research stations
in the Forest Service and conducts research across 11 laboratories
and research centers, 12 experimental areas, and more than 20 research
Prior to his appointment at the station, Mangold
served as acting Associate Deputy Chief for Research and Development
D.C. Before that, he was Director of the agency’s Forest
Health Protection program, a position he held since 2000. Mangold—who
has experience working in State and Private Forestry, Research
and Development, and the National Forest System of the Forest Service,
and in private industry—joined the agency in 1988 as a geneticist
for Oregon’s Umpqua National Forest. He holds a Ph.D. in
genetics from Oregon State University.
The Pacific Northwest Research Station—headquartered in Portland,
Oregon—generates and communicates scientific knowledge that
helps people make informed choices about natural resources and the
environment. The station has 11 laboratories and centers located
in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon and about 390 employees.