JOHN C. MCNELLIS, the former president of L-3 Communications Aerospace Systems Group, has taken a Senior Executive Service position at the Pentagon, where he will serve under the Defense Department’s acquisition czar, Frank Kendall, as deputy assistant secretary of defense, space, strategic and intelligence systems.
SCOTT WARD is joining AEROJET ROCKETDYNE as vice president of engineering. He previously served as director of United Launch Alliance’s engines and motors team. Prior to joining ULA, he led development of the Delta 4 rocket as a Boeing employee.
THE MOBILE SATELLITE USERS ASSOCIATION announced its 2016 board of directors:
ALEXANDER PURVES, AIRBUS DS SATCOM GOVERNMENT
GEOFF HALL, CEDARWOOD ASSOCIATES INTERNATIONAL
JOEL THOMPSON, IRIDIUM
JOHN STOLTE, ORBCOMM
KENNETH GRUNSKI, SATWORX
KEVIN M. WEST, THURAYA
MARK N LEWELLEN, JOHN DEERE
MATTHEW MOHEBBI, HUGHES NETWORK SYSTEMS
NIELS HELLE, COBHAM SATCOM
REBECCA COWEN-HIRSCH, INMARSAT
RIC VANDERMEULEN, VIASAT