Space

September 12, 2012

Ball Aerospace names VP, general manager for National Defense


Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has selected Tim Harris to lead its national defense strategic business unit.

As vice president and general manager for national defense, Harris will oversee programs and direct all new defense-related business pursuits.

Harris has more than 30 years of design, manufacturing, project and systems engineering and program management experience. Since joining Ball Aerospace in 1996, he has served as director of business development for defense programs, and program director for several demanding mission areas including the Space Based Space Surveillance program, a Ball satellite launched in 2010 to track space debris. He has been instrumental in establishing Ball as an industry leader in space missions, space-based sensors and high performance star trackers.

“Tim has been a major contributor to Ball’s success in recent years,” said Rob Strain, Ball Aerospace’s chief operating officer. “He has developed significant new business opportunities, led strong program performance and enhanced customer relationships, proving that he’s the right person to lead the company’s national security space programs.”

In 2011, Harris was recognized with the Gabe Award, the company’s highest honor, to acknowledge his continuous outstanding professional service and successful ability to enhance competitiveness while producing an exemplary body of work. A former Ball Aerospace president, R.H. ‘Gabe’ Gablehouse is credited with spearheading the company’s significant growth in the 1970s and 1980s.




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