Press Release

The Aerospace Corporation Announces Leadership Changes

By SpaceRef Editor
December 16, 2014
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The Aerospace Corporation has announced several leadership changes. 

“With these leadership changes, we maintain our focus on delivering the highest value to our customers in a manner consistent with our corporate values – dedication to mission success, technical excellence, commitment to our people, integrity, and objectivity,” said Dr. Wanda Austin, president and CEO. 

Dr. Charles L. “Chuck” Gustafson, general manager for the Launch Systems Division, will be promoted to senior vice president, Engineering and Technology Group. This change will take effect on the retirement of the current ETG senior vice president, Dr. Rami Razouk, on April 1, 2015. 

Dr. Jeffery L. Emdee, general manager for Vehicle Systems Division, will replace Gustafson as general manager of Launch Systems Division. 

Dr. Eric K. Hall II, principal director for the Atlas V Directorate, will be promoted to general manager and will replace Emdee in the Vehicle Systems Division.


The Aerospace Corporation ( is a California nonprofit corporation that operates a federally funded research and development center and has almost 3,500 employees. It provides technical guidance and advice on all aspects of space missions to military, civil, and commercial customers to assure space mission success. The Aerospace Corporation is headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., with multiple locations across the United States. 

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