PORTLAND, Ore. July
26, 2013. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell today named Dr. Robert
D. Mangold as the new Director of the Pacific Northwest Research
Mangold, who officially begins serving as Station Director on August
11, has been acting Station Director since January 2013.
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
centers, 12 experimental areas, and more than 20 research natural
Prior to his appointment at the station, Mangold served
as acting Associate Deputy Chief for Research and Development in
D.C. Before that, he was Director of the agency’s Forest
Health Protection program, a position he held since 2000, where
critical work associated with programs that prevent, detect, monitor,
and suppress insects and disease across federal, state, tribal,
and private lands.
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, Ore.—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 400 employees.