Previous Leadership - John "Rusty" Sprouse

Rusty Sprouse

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John "Rusty" Sprouse

Former Facilities Management & Logistics Manager

John “Rusty” Sprouse served as the Facilities Management & Logistics Manager at Jefferson Lab from July 2000 until his departure. Jefferson Lab's facilities encompassed over 960,000 sq. ft. on 162 acres in Newport News, Virginia. In his role, Sprouse was responsible for infrastructure planning, design, and construction; facility operations and maintenance; security; property management; logistics; and warehousing. Notably, he served as the project director for the Utilities Infrastructure Modernization project, which amounted to $29.9 million and upgraded Jefferson Lab’s electrical, process cooling, communications, and cryogenics infrastructure.

Before joining the lab, Sprouse held the position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Prior to that, he enjoyed a distinguished 26-year career in the U.S. Coast Guard, during which he led the U.S.C.G. Facilities Design and Construction (Atlantic) and oversaw all Coast Guard facility capital construction east of the Rocky Mountains. His tenure in the Coast Guard encompassed various construction project management and facilities management roles, as well as leadership in several nationwide infrastructure studies.

Sprouse earned 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 held a license as a Professional Engineer in the State of Alaska and earned the designation of Certified Facilities Manager. He served as chair of the Construction Institute Specifications Committee at the American Society of Civil Engineers and was a member of the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA). Additionally, he was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow Rotarian.