Dave Kaufman Named Ball Aerospace Natl Defense VP, GM; Rob Strain Comments

Dave Kaufman
Dave Kaufman

Dave Kaufman, a 12-year veteran of Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., has been appointed vice president and general manager of the company’s national defense unit.

He will work to develop acquisition strategies and address space hardware requirements for defense and intelligence customers in his new position, Ball Aerospace said Monday.

Rob Strain, Ball Aerospace president, said Kaufman has led programs and identified market opportunities for the company.

Kaufman formerly served as director of the national security space mission organization within the national defense unit.

Prior to that, Kaufman managed contract work for the Air Force‘s space test program standard interface vehicle project and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s orbital express next-generation serviceable satellite program.

He has worked with government and aerospace customers on design, test, project management and systems engineering for nearly two decades, the company says.

Kaufman holds bachelor’s degrees from Stanford and Willamette Universities and master’s and doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering from the California Institute of Technology.

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