Momentus (Nasdaq: MNTS), a San Jose, California-based provider of in-space transportation and infrastructure services, has announced the appointment of aerospace industry veterans Charles Chase, Nick Zello and Gary Bartmann to vice president positions.
Chase and Zello will respectively serve as VP of engineering and VP of operations, while Bartmann will assume the role of VP of supply chain, Momentus said Tuesday.
Chase founded and served as head of the organization Revolutionary Technology Programs, which was at the technological front end of Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) Skunk Works arm. He is an expert in plasma systems and spearheaded the development of novel control effectors, aerodynamic materials, cutting-edge vehicle designs and fluid dynamic control systems.
Zello previously worked at Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) and held roles of increasing responsibility, including VP of smallsat operations and delivery and VP of production control and supply chain. He held leadership positions at General Motors (NYSE: GM) and served as general manager at MDA US Systems.
Bartmann brings to Momentus his experience in supply chain management, strategy development and execution. He previously served as director and VP of supply chain at United Launch Alliance and Lockheed’s space business.
“Their backgrounds and experience are inimitable, and they bring an unrelenting focus on innovation, problem solving, and crisp execution to their roles. As Momentus gears up for its first flight and looks to transition from development to production, we will have top-tier talent leading the charge into the future,” said Momentus CEO John Rood.
In late April, Momentus received a Federal Communications Commission license to use radio frequencies to support communications for the maiden launch of its Vigoride orbital transfer vehicle, which is set to lift off in May as part of the SpaceX Transporter-5 mission.