Eileen Drake, formerly chief operating officer at Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD), has been appointedÂ succeed Scott Seymour as the rocket and missile propulsion maker’sÂ president and CEO.
Aerojet Rocketdyne said Monday Drake will also become aÂ member of the GenCorp subsidiary’sÂ board of directors following Seymourâs retirement.
Warren Lichtenstein, chairman of Aerojet Rocketdyne’sÂ board of directors, said Seymour played a role in the acquisition of Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne in 2013 and the creation of the firmâs Competitive Improvement Program.
Drake joined Aerojet Rocketdyne as chief operating officer in March after time asÂ president of Pratt & Whitney AeroPower’s small turbojet propulsion and auxiliary power divisions at United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
She also served as a pilot and airfield commander during her seven years in the U.S. Army.