The Boulder, Colo.-based company said he will oversee manufacturing, test, supply chain management, research and development and intellectual property.
The 25-year company veteran most recently served as vice president for component technologies, managing components and subsystems.
He also has served as vice president of business execution within the company’s national defense strategic business unit.
Prior to joining Ball Aerospace, he was a systems engineer at Sperry Flight Systems.
Osterkamp earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Idaho and his master’s in engineering management from the University of Colorado.
In late January, the company appointed former NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Director Rob Strain chief operating officer.