Redwire Corp. announced that veteran aerospace executive G. Allen Flynt has joined as senior vice president of space platforms and robotics.
Flynt will leverage over 35 years of industry experience to drive the development of new Redwire solutions and systems to support the growing space industry, the company said. He will manage Redwire’s growing portfolio of critical technologies enabling human spaceflight missions, platforms and space robotics.
“Allen is a proven leader with a wealth of industry experience and customer insight that will make an immediate impact on our growth strategy as Redwire continues to deliver the critical capabilities enabling humans to explore, live, and work in space,” said Redwire Chairman and CEO Peter Cannito. “Under Allen’s leadership, we are confident that Redwire’s next-gen technologies will support the growing needs of our government and commercial customers.”
Flynt joins Redwire from Collins Aerospace, where he led the civil space and sea systems business for a decade, executing a focused growth strategy and nearly doubling the segment’s revenue from $250 million to $500 million.
Prior to joining Collins Aerospace, Flynt spent 21 years at NASA, in positions including director of the extravehicular activity office, deputy center director at Ames Research Center and director of mission operations at Johnson Space Center.
Flynt’s hiring follows Redwire’s recent announcement that the company plans to build a state-of-the-art Microgravity Payload Development and Space Operations facility in Floyd County, Indiana. Redwire has developed over 20 research facilities for the ISS with 10 currently operating on-orbit, and the company said it anticipates increased demand for these capabilities as commercial use grows.