Press Release

Ball Aerospace Announces Senior Leadership Changes

By SpaceRef Editor
May 5, 2014
Filed under , ,

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has announced several leadership changes in the company’s Finance, Communications and Human Resources divisions.

– Bill Unger, vice president of Finance at Ball Aerospace, will join the Ball Corporation North American beverage packaging business as vice president, Finance.

– Alison Medbery, director of Project Controls at Ball Aerospace, has been promoted to vice president, Finance, Ball Aerospace.

– Tom Deany, vice president for Human Resources at Ball Aerospace, has been named vice president, Communications, Ball Aerospace.

– Vikki Schiff, director of Human Resources Operations at Ball Aerospace, has been promoted to vice president for Human Resources, Ball Aerospace.

“Our leadership includes many company veterans with top-notch talent and considerable experience, which gives us great stability and flexibility to meet company needs,” said Rob Strain, president of Ball Aerospace.

Unger has been vice president of Finance at Ball Aerospace for eight years. He will fill a similar role for Ball Corporation’s North American beverage packaging business. 

Medbery joined Ball Aerospace in 1995. She was most recently director of Project Controls and has also served in financial analysis and cost accounting roles. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration/accounting from Colorado State University.

Deany joined Ball Aerospace in 2006 and was named vice president for Human Resources in 2010. Deany earned a law degree, a master’s degree in labor and industrial relations, and a bachelor’s degree in business/marketing from the University of Illinois.

Schiff has been with Ball Aerospace since 2005 and as director of Human Resources Operations has managed the company’s legal and compliance issues, as well as policy and procedure administration. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Florida State University.

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. supports critical missions for national agencies such as the Department of Defense, NASA, NOAA and other U.S. government and commercial entities. The company develops and manufactures spacecraft, advanced instruments and sensors, components, data exploitation systems and RF solutions for strategic, tactical and scientific applications. For more information, visit

Ball Corporation (BLL) supplies innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, food and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2013 sales of $8.5 billion. For more information, visit, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

SpaceRef staff editor.