May 9, 2012

Ball Aerospace names VP for engineering

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has appointed Jeff Osterkamp to vice president for Engineering.

In his new role, Osterkamp will provide overall strategic and operational leadership for all disciplines of engineering at Ball Aerospace including manufacturing, test, supply chain management, IR&D and intellectual property. He will also direct hiring and oversee program staffing, infrastructure capabilities and engineering processes.

“Jeff is a seasoned business executive with more than 25 years of leadership at Ball Aerospace,” said Ball Aerospace President and CEO David L. Taylor. “Our customers rely on the consistent technical excellence provided by Ball’s engineering sector and Jeff will play a major role in continuing that precedent.”

Osterkamp was most recently the vice president for component technologies, leading the acquisition and execution of Ball’s critical components and subsystems. He has also served as vice president of business execution within Ball’s National Defense strategic business unit. Before joining the company Osterkamp was a systems engineer at Sperry Flight Systems.

Osterkamp earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, and a master’s in engineering management from the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo.

Osterkamp replaces Doug Neam, who retired on April 27.

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