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NASA Vet William Parsons Joins PAE-BWXT JV S3 as President

William Parsons

William “Bill” Parsons, an 18-year NASA veteran, has been named president of Syncom Space Services, a joint venture of PAE and BWX Technologies (NYSE: BWXT).

Parsons will oversee S3’s operations at NASA that include management of facility operations, test and manufacturing services and maintenance requirements at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi and Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, PAE said Tuesday.

PAE’s applied technologies business and BWXT’s nuclear operations group established S3 in support of a potential 10-year, $1.2 billion contract for NASA’s Synergy Achieving Consolidated Operations and Maintenance program.

NASA reinitiated the SACOM contract with S3 in November 2015 after the Government Accountability Office denied a protest of the contract award.

Prior to S3, Parsons served as president and CEO of RD AMROSS, a joint venture of Pratt & Whitney and NPO Energomash that provides liquid propulsion rocket engines to United Launch Alliance.

He spent nearly three years as vice president of strategic space initiatives at Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) information systems and global solutions business, which merged with Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) through a $5 billion Reverse Morris Trust transaction.

Parsons held senior leadership roles during his nearly two-decade tenure at NASA, such as director of the Stennis Space Center and the Kennedy Space Center and deputy chief of the Johnson Space Center.

He started his career as an infantry officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.

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