Mr. Vickers serves as the principal technologist for advanced manufacturing in the Space Technology Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters and as the senior leader for advanced manufacturing at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.
He also serves as the associate director of the Marshall Materials and Processes Laboratory and as the director of NASA’s National Center for Advanced Manufacturing. In these positions, he provides agency-wide leadership responsible for the formulation of technology investment strategies and as the principal steward of the agency’s advanced manufacturing technical capabilities.
He is the NASA representative on the National Science and Technology Council’s Subcommittee on Advanced Manufacturing and on the Subcommittee on Critical Minerals. He was elected as a fellow of SME and an associate fellow of AIAA.