Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Astroscale U.S. Inc., ("Astroscale U.S."), the U.S. unit of Astroscale Holdings Inc., the market leader in developing a service to remove space debris and secure long-term orbital sustainability, today announced that Dave Fischer and David Hebert, two experienced and highly respected space industry professionals, will join the Astroscale U.S. management team. Fischer joins the company as Vice President of Business Development and Advanced Systems, and Hebert joins as Director of Communications with appointments effective as of March 2020.
Fischer joins Astroscale with over 30 years of experience in business and technology management. Most recently, he was Director of Business Development for RUAG Space USA. Prior to that, Fischer held several management roles in business development and strategic development with Ball Aerospace. Throughout his career, he has focused on developing trusted relationships and innovative business partnerships.
Hebert comes to Astroscale from The Aerospace Corporation where he most recently served as Senior Communications Strategist for policy, and civil and commercial systems. His nearly 20 years of experience includes strategic communications, public engagement and content development. Hebert brings experience in managing congressional and government communications; he also held management roles at The MITRE Corporation and the U.S. Geological Survey.
Fischer and Hebert will play leading roles in expanding Astroscale U.S.' collaboration and engagement with partners, potential clients and other groups in the commercial and government space and technology communities. Fischer will help lead the company's exploration of new opportunities to fulfill its mission of making space sustainability a reality. Hebert will drive positioning, perception and brand strategy for the company.
"In the next few years, space sustainability will become common practice as our talented team fosters greater awareness about the need for safety in space and drives growth in this market," said Ron Lopez, President and Managing Director of Astroscale U.S. "Dave and David bring strength to Astroscale as we expand our presence in the U.S. market, and these two key appointments represent the momentum Astroscale U.S. is gaining as we pursue our mission to develop sustainability of the orbital highways."
Since its establishment in April 2019, Astroscale U.S. has made key additions to its management team including Dr. Clare Martin, Senior Vice President of Programs and Operations and Charity Weeden, Vice President of Global Space Policy. The management team brings decades of experience in business development, operations, policy and communications in the aerospace industry. This expertise positions Astroscale U.S. to work with satellite operators, government, and regulatory and legislative bodies to meet the challenges of orbital sustainability.
Astroscale is the first private company with a mission to secure long-term spaceflight safety and orbital sustainability for the benefit of future generations. Founded in 2013, Astroscale is developing innovative and scalable solutions for satellite end-of-life and active debris removal services to mitigate the growing and hazardous buildup of debris in space. Headquartered in Japan with offices in Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States, Astroscale is a rapidly expanding venture company, preparing to solve a growing environmental concern. For more about Astroscale, visit www.astroscale.com
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