Scott Ward, a former director of engines and motors at theÂ United Launch Alliance, will join Sacramento, Calif.-based propulsion technology manufacturerÂ Aerojet RocketdyneÂ (NYSE:AJRD) as vice president of engineering.
The 27-year aerospace engineeringÂ veteran will assume his newÂ role on April 4Â to offerÂ more thanÂ 27 years of aerospace engineering, program management and product development experience, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Tuesday.
At ULA, he oversaw liquid propellant rocket engines and solid propellant rocket motors used in launch vehicles built by the 50-50 joint venture of BoeingÂ (NYSE: BA) andÂ Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT).
“As a long-time customer, Scott not only understands our company and our products, but he brings a unique awareness of where our industry, as a whole, is headed, ” said Aerojet Rocketdyne CEO and President Eileen Drake.
Ward will succeed Marvin Young, whoÂ will retire from Aerojet Rocketdyne after a 31-year career there.
Prior to ULA, Ward served as director of development for the Delta IV rocket atÂ BoeingÂ (NYSE:BA).