Aerospace Announces New Leaders In Place

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Apr. 2, 2020 – The Aerospace Corporation (Aerospace) announced that Todd Nygren, senior vice president for the Engineering and Technology Group (ETG), and Dr. Chuck Gustafson, senior vice president and chief velocity officer, assumed their new roles today.

Nygren transitioned from vice president of special studies to senior vice president for ETG, the largest organization in the company, comprising 1,500 world-class engineers and scientists who bring their deep knowledge to solve the hardest technical problems of the nation’s space systems. Their work includes innovating technologies, architecting new solutions, and discovering breakthroughs in areas such as materials, optics, and artificial intelligence in Aerospace’s state-of-the-art labs.

With Nygren taking the lead in ETG, Gustafson stepped in to lead the Office of the Chief Velocity Officer (OCVO) until his retirement in December 2020. Dr. Willie Krenz retired as senior vice president of OCVO after 35 years of technical leadership and dedicated service to his customers. OCVO includes enterprise corporate functions that are on the front lines of the corporate response to the global pandemic of COVID-19.

About The Aerospace Corporation

The Aerospace Corporation is a national nonprofit corporation that operates a federally funded research and development center and has approximately 4,000 employees nationwide. With major locations in El Segundo, Calif.; Albuquerque, N.M.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Washington, D.C., Aerospace addresses complex problems with agility, innovation, and objective technical leadership across the space enterprise and other areas of national significance. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter: @AerospaceCorp.


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