The Aerospace Corporation announced March 19 it will be making leadership changes in the areas of Space Launch Operations and Civil and Commercial Operations.
According to the El Segundo, Calif.-based company, Randy Kendall will become Vice President of Space Launch Operations, replacing Ray Johnson who retires on July 1. Ed Swallow will replace Kendall as the new Vice President for Civil and Commercial Operations.
“With these leadership changes, we are positioned to expand into new markets, and provide innovative solutions that add unique value to our current and future customers,” Aerospace Corporation President and CEO Dr. Wanda Austin said.
Kendall previously served as Vice President for Civil and Commercial Operations, responsible for more than $100 million in annual revenue from civil and commercial business. Before that, he served as the General Manager of the Launch Systems Division, with responsibilities such as leading Aerospace systems engineering support to the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicles programs and managing Space Launch Operations’ support to NASA, the FAA and other commercial programs.
On April 4, Swallow will join Aerospace, having previously worked for Northrop Grumman Information Systems, where he served as Vice President of Business Development for the Federal & Defense Technologies Division. He led all business development activities across the division and was responsible for developing win strategies for the division’s captures and for all activities associated with the identification, qualification, shaping and pursuit of new business opportunities with both current and prospective customers.
Prior to his 12 years with Northrop Grumman, Swallow worked for Steven Myers and Associates, Space Applications Corporation, Logicon Corporation, and most recently, served as the President and CEO of Pegasus Strategic Advisors LLC. Swallow has also been a supporter of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and development within local communities throughout his career and currently serves as the chairman of the WashingtonExec STEM Council.
Swallow earned his bachelor’s degree in physics and astronomy from State University of New York, as well as a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Syracuse University, and a master’s degree in systems management from the University of Southern California. A retired Air Force reserve officer, Swallow was the Air Force Academy liaison officer director for the Washington D.C. area.
In his new role, Swallow will be responsible for ongoing programs and developing new business for the corporation, whose key customers include NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and other civil and commercial organizations in the U.S. and overseas. He will also serve as corporate director of government relations, in addition to his responsibilities in Civil and Commercial Operations.
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