Alaska Aerospace Hires Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer

Thursday, October 11, 2012 (All day)

Alaska Aerospace Corporation recently hired a new team member to complement the management of the Corporation. Mark Greby started his new position on September 1 as Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer. Mr. Greby has spent the past 30 years in the Aerospace industry. A licensed Professional Engineer, Mark has worked for  several of the major players in rocket development and launch operations including, ATK Aerospace Systems, Honeywell Technology Solutions, and United Space Alliance.  His experience includes working on small, medium and heavy lift rockets, including the Space Shuttle human space- flight program. In addition to the work on the NASA programs he has also worked in a number of other positions for these companies in the development, testing, manufacturing and assembly of solid and liquid rocket motors and boosters.  Mark has served as a director of safety and mission assurance, the program manager of NASA’s White Sands Facility, and manager of Space Shuttle External Tank and Solid Rocket Booster Processing. Mr. Greby has also supported business development, most recently with ATK.

President and CEO of Alaska Aerospace Corporation Craig Campbell said, “I am proud to announce that we have acquired one of the most knowledgeable individuals in the Aerospace Industry. Mark’s talents fill a large hole left in our organization when former Chief Executive Officer, Dale Nash, left Alaska Aerospace to work for the State of Virginia Space Flight Authority. Mark’s experience in business development and his hands on approach with engineering principles and practices are the exact fit for our business plan and future.”

Board Chairman, Patrick Gamble says, “The Board of Directors is very pleased with the addition of Mark Greby as the Senior VP of Operations for Alaska Aerospace. As we look to advance our capabilities and services for future launch opportunities from Kodiak, his experience will be instrumental in our plans to continue excellent vehicle launch services and to expand our portfolio of government and commercial paying customers.”

“What a thrill it is for me and my family to join the team here at Alaska Aerospace. The industry leading facilities and competent, dedicated employees in Alaska are as good as any I have worked in and with during my career”, said Mark Greby. “The opportunities which I see for building and expanding the launch tempo at Kodiak are remarkable.  I have already had the opportunity to accompany several potential launch customers to the complex, and agree with their assessment about how modern and well equipped the facility is.”