Anchorage, AK: Dr. Robert McCoy, Alaska Aerospace Board of Directors Chair, announces the board has accepted the retirement request of the Corporations Chief Executive Officer, Craig E. Campbell, effective May 31, 2019. “Craig was instrumental in leading the transformation of Alaska Aerospace during some extremely tumultuous times,” stated Dr. McCoy.
“Under his strong leadership, we rebuilt facilities, secured a multi-year, multi-launch contract with the Missile Defense Agency; conducted our first international operations; signed contracts with emerging small launch vehicle companies and conducted our first purely commercial launch from PSCA; established a wholly-owned subsidiary to offer low cost launch services to commercial spaceports worldwide; initiated work towards developing an equatorial launch site within the Pacific Region; secured federal infrastructure funding to expand PSCA capabilities to support the National Security Space Program; streamlined policies and procedures to make PSCA our country’s premier, non-federal, commercial spaceport; and returned Alaska Aerospace to profitability without state funding support. We are a much stronger company today, with a more secure future, because of Craig’s vison and leadership,” he concluded.
In reflecting on his time with Alaska Aerospace, Campbell said “I want to extend my appreciation to the Board of Directors for their leadership and steadfast backing of our efforts to radically change the structure and business relationships of Alaska Aerospace to allow this positive change to occur. These past seven years have been a tremendous experience and, personally, I have been honored to have had the opportunity to lead this company and our tremendous people through its most dynamic period in our history.”
Alaska Aerospace is a state-owned corporation established to develop a high-technology aerospace industry in Alaska. Alaska Aerospace operates the Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska (PSCA) located on Kodiak Island offering all indoor, all weather, processing and providing optimal support for both orbital and sub-orbital rocket launches. Its corporate headquarters is in Anchorage, Alaska with a regional office in Huntsville, Alabama.