Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2016
Rocket Lab announced today that Garrett Katzenstein has joined the company as Vice President of Product and Mission Management. Katzenstein will oversee customer experience from point of sale through vehicle integration and successful launch.
Katzenstein was most recently the Senior Manager for Mission and Launch Operations at SpaceX. He has nearly twenty years of work in space propulsion, structures, robotics, launch integration, systems engineering, program management, contracts, and sales. In the past, Katzenstein has successfully managed programs to place robotics on Mars with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and managed multiple successful missions to fly the Dragon Capsule (SpaceX) to the International Space Station.
“We are delighted to add Garrett to our executive team,” said Peter Beck, Rocket Lab founder and CEO. “As our manifest continues to grow, we are confident Garrett’s experience and skills will serve as a great asset to our customers throughout the launch process.”
Katzenstein holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego and a Master’s of Business Administration from California Polytechnic University.
About Rocket Lab Rocket
Lab’s mission is to remove the barriers to commercial space. The Electron Program was founded on the belief that small payloads require dedicated small launch vehicles and flexibility not currently offered by traditional rocket systems. Since its creation in 2007 by Peter Beck, Rocket Lab has delivered a range of complete rocket systems and technologies for fast and affordable payload deployment. Rocket Lab is a privately funded American company, with major investors including Khosla Ventures, K1W1, Bessemer Venture Partners and Lockheed Martin. For more information, visit http://www.rocketlabusa.com/ ### Media Contact Catherine Moreau Hammond, Rocket Lab firstname.lastname@example.org
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