Press Release

Evert Dudok appointed President EADS SPACE Transportation

By SpaceRef Editor
July 7, 2005
Filed under , ,

Josef Kind retires from EADS SPACE Transportation, Reinhold Lutz succeeds Evert Dudok at EADS Astrium

Bremen, July 1st, 2005 – From 1 July, Evert Dudok becomes EADS SPACE Transportation’s new President. He takes over the role from Josef Kind (58), who is retiring. Successor to Evert Dudok as Senior Vice-President of the Earth Observation, Navigation & Science business unit of EADS SPACE’s satellite company EADS Astrium isReinhold Lutz.

Evert Dudok has held various posts with EADS Astrium and its predecessor companies since 1984. As Senior Vice-President of the Earth Observation, Navigation & Science business unit and Chairman of Galileo Industries S.A., Mr Dudok made an influential contribution to the European Galileo satellite navigation programme. The 46-year old Dutchman holds a first-class degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Eindhoven.

Reinhold Lutz (54) succeeds Mr Dudok as Senior Vice-President of EADS Astrium’s international Earth Observation, Navigation & Science business unit. He was previously Senior Vice-President Strategy & Planning at EADS’ headquarters in Paris. From 1989 to 1999, he headed various business units of EADS’ German predecessor companies Dasa, Dornier and MBB-Raumfahrt. During his professional career, Dr Lutz has also been a visiting lecturer in Communications Engineering at the Technical University of Munich, and is co-author of the book Space Mission Analysis and Design. Dr Lutz is married with two children.

EADS SPACE, a wholly owned subsidiary of EADS, is dedicated to providing civil and defence space systems. In 2004, EADS SPACE had a turnover of ?2.6 billion and 11,000 employees in France, Germany, the United Kingdom and Spain. It has three main subsidiaries: EADS SPACE Transportation, for launchers and orbital infrastructure, EADS Astrium for satellites and ground segment and EADS SPACE Services to develop and deliver satellite services. EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defense and related services. In 2004, EADS generated revenues of ?31.8 billion and employed a workforce of more than 110,000.

SpaceRef staff editor.