Press Release

United Launch Alliance Names Thomas Tshudy as Vice President and General Counsel

By SpaceRef Editor
November 18, 2015
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United Launch Alliance (ULA) named Thomas Tshudy as vice president and general counsel. Tshudy will replace Kevin MacCary, who announced his retirement earlier this year after serving in that role since the company began in 2006.

“Tom brings nearly 30 years of commercial aerospace and defense experience to the ULA team,” said Tory Bruno, ULA president and CEO. “We continue our focus on mission success while transforming ULA to make space more affordable and accessible, and strong leaders such as Tom will ensure that vision is achieved.”

Before joining ULA, Tshudy served as senior vice president and general counsel for International Launch Services (ILS). Previously he served as vice president and general counsel at Lockheed Martin while ILS was a subsidiary to sell and market the Atlas II, III and V launch vehicles. Tshudy also served as division counsel for the Delta and Space Station programs at McDonnell Douglas Corporation in Huntington Beach.

Tshudy began his career in 1983 with the United States Air Force as an assistant Staff Judge Advocate and later served as an Air Force reservist for more than 15 years until he retired in 2005.
Tshudy holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Pennsylvania State University, a master’s in business administration from University of California Los Angeles and a Juris Doctorate from the Dickinson School of Law at Pennsylvania State University.

With more than a century of combined heritage, United Launch Alliance is the nation’s most experienced and reliable launch service provider. ULA has successfully delivered more than 100 satellites to orbit that provide critical capabilities for troops in the field, aid meteorologists in tracking severe weather, enable personal device-based GPS navigation and unlock the mysteries of our solar system.

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SpaceRef staff editor.