Aerospace Corp. Makes Leadership Changes; Elevates Ed Swallow, Others

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Ed Swallow, Vice President, Vaeros a division of the Aerospace Corporation

Ed Swallow, Aerospace Corp.

The Aerospace Corp. has made changes to its leadership team, promoting some familiar faces and adding new names to support its strategies for future innovation and growth.

Among the executive changes:

Ed Swallow was elevated from vice president to senior vice president of Civil Systems Group, effective July 1.

Aerospace Fellow Tammy Choy is now general manager of Enterprise Information Services and deputy chief information officer. She steps into that role following the promotion of Dr. Willie Krenz to senior vice president and chief velocity officer.

Dr. Craig Heatwole has been promoted to general manager of the Imagery Programs Division, after Kevin Bell was elevated to vice president of Space Program Operations.

Dr. Jeff Emdee takes on the role of general manager of the Space Based Sensing Division, upon Russ Averill‘s retirement. Emdee’s role is effective July 17.

Andrew Dawdy is the general manager of the new Space Defense Division within the Defense Systems Group. Dawdy stays on as acting director for Advanced Development and Planning until that role is filled.

Dr. Randy Villahermosa has been named executive director of Innovation and assistant general manager. Rob Sherwood is the new deputy executive director of Innovation and joins Aerospace from Pure Style LLC, where he served as the chief technology officer.

All appointments are effective immediately, with the exception of Swallow and Emdee.

“The promotion of these proven visionary leaders validates their exceptional track record of anticipating and fulfilling our customers’ needs as they advance the space enterprise,” said Steve Isakowitz, Aerospace president and CEO. “At the same time, our leaders are taking the necessary steps to advance our new corporate initiatives.”


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