IRVINE, California, August 28, 2018McDermott & Bull is pleased to announce the successful appointment of Karol Totaitive as Head of Safety, Environmental & Medical Support Services for the NASA Ames Research Center with Earth Resources Technology (ERT), a trusted contractor to the U.S. government.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Rod McDermott, CEO; Jared Moriarty, Principal Consultant; Brent Lamb, Associate Principal Consultant; and Michael Finegold, Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to Moriarty, “It is always a privilege to be able to serve NASA, and ERT has faithfully partnered with NASA for years with a strong team of EHS experts supporting the Ames Research Center.  Karol is well poised to continue this important work as Head of Safety, Environmental & Medical Support Services, and we are proud to have helped bring her on board.”

Totaitive comes to ERT and NASA with a strong background of directing EHS programs in heavy research environments.  As Global Program Director for ERM Inc., she oversaw Cisco System’s EHS programs across twenty campuses in sixteen different nations.  Earlier in her career, Totaitive worked on behalf of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection as a Permitting Engineer.

Totaitive earned her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of South Florida.

About Earth Resources Technology

Earth Resources Technology (ERT), a trusted contractor to the U.S. government, provides its clients with innovative services and solutions to scientific, engineering, environmental, and information technology challenges.  ERT’s clients include The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of Defense (DoD), the Department of Commerce, the Department of the Interior, the Army Corps of Engineers, and other Federal and state government agencies.

About NASA’s Ames Research Center

NASA’s Ames Research Center, one of ten NASA field centers, is located in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley.  Since 1939, Ames has led NASA in conducting world-class research and development in aeronautics, exploration technology and science.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull is an executive search firm that partners with leading companies to identify and recruit leaders for permanent and interim roles.  All of the practice leaders within the firm’s retained Executive Search business have deep executive experience and are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across nearly every industry.  McDermott & Bull’s Interim Leaders team is equipped to service the needs of its clients by placing senior-level executives into temporary roles during critical periods.  The firm’s Executive Network program provides valuable resources for and offers opportunities to build meaningful relationships with thousands of C-Suite and VP-level executives throughout the country.  The formation of McDermott & Bull Europe gives the firm access to international insights and expertise and makes McDermott & Bull a true global player.