John “Rusty” Sprouse has been the Facilities Management & Logistics Manager at Jefferson Lab since July 2000. The Jefferson Lab facilities consist of over 960,000 sq. ft. on 162 acres in Newport News, Virginia. As Facilities & Logistics Manager, Sprouse is responsible for infrastructure planning, design and construction; facility operations and maintenance; security; property management; logistics and warehousing. He was the project director for the Utilities Infrastructure Modernization project which totaled $29.9 million and upgraded Jefferson Lab’s electrical, process cooling, communications and cryogenics infrastructure.
Prior to joining the lab, Sprouse was Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. During a 26-year career in the U.S. Coast Guard, he led the U.S.C.G. Facilities Design and Construction (Atlantic) and was responsible for all Coast Guard facility capital construction east of the Rocky Mountains. During his time in the Coast Guard, he also served in a variety of construction project management and facilities management positions and participated in and led several nationwide infrastructure studies.
Sprouse received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in engineering management from the University of Alaska. He has been a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Alaska and earned the designation as Certified Facilities Manager. He is chair of the Construction Institute Specifications Committee, American Society of Civil Engineers; a member of the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA); and a Paul Harris Fellow Rotarian.