Tory Bruno Joins United Launch Alliance as President, CEO; Rick Ambrose, Craig Cooning Comment

Tory Bruno

Tory Bruno, formerly vice president and general manager of strategic and missile defense systems at Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), has joined the United Launch Alliance as president and CEO.

Bruno succeeds Michael Gass, who has retired after eight years of service as president and CEO of the joint venture owned by Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed, ULA said Tuesday.

“We’re grateful for Mike’s leadership and contribution to ULA’s customers and employees, as well as the space industry as a whole, ” said Craig Cooning, president of Boeing’s network and space systems business and a ULA board member.

Bruno has worked on space and missile programs such as the U.S. Navy’s Fleet Ballistic Missile program and the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile for 30 years.

“He’ll bring the same unwavering commitment to mission success that has been ULA’s hallmark, and will apply his proven track record of driving customer focus, innovation and affordability to shape ULA’s future, ” added Rick Ambrose, executive VP of Lockheed’s space systems arm and a ULA board member.

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