He will oversee ULA’s efforts to help customers manage programs and missions, integrate hardware and launch space missions in his new position, theÂ BoeingÂ (NYSE: BA)-Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) joint ventureÂ said Wednesday.
Wentz will alsoÂ lead a team working on the rocket designed for Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner capsule.
Before ULA, he led space transportation companyÂ Stratolaunch SystemsÂ as CEO and led the establishment of air-launch technology manufacturing and assembly facilities inÂ Mojave, California.
He previously served as aÂ NASAÂ senior executive focused on various projects related to space shuttles and laboratories, theÂ Orbital Space Program and theÂ International Space Station.
Wentz holds a bachelor’s degree inÂ aerospace engineering and a master’s degree in engineering management from University of Central Florida.