Ball Aerospace President Rob Strain will serve as a subcommittee member on the Defense Innovation Board (DIB) Space Advisory Committee (SAC), the company announced Monday.
“This advisory panel will be critical in shaping the nation’s path forward in space exploration, technology development and strategy at a time when the space domain is evolving quickly and in unforeseen ways,” said Strain.
In the role, Strain will advise the DIB for Department of Defense (DoD) leaders on how to best leverage innovation to address current and future challenges and opportunities in space.
Prior to joining Ball, Strain served as center director of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. In the role, he supervised more than 13 missions, including the final Shuttle servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope and the successful restructure of the James Webb Space Telescope.
In addition, Strain was the head of the Space Department at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory before his tenure with NASA. He was integral to the successful development, launch and operations of the New Horizons Spacecraft to Pluto. Strain was also responsible for the National Security business.
“I am honored and humbled to play even a small role in determining how our country will address the many complex challenges in this increasingly dynamic environment,” Strain added.
About Ball Corporation
Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) supplies innovative, sustainable aluminum packaging solutions for beverage, personal care and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ more than 18,300 people worldwide and reported 2019 net sales of $11.5 billion