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