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Charles G. Krisch
Vice President, Standard Services
Charles G. Krisch serves as the vice president of standard services for United Launch Alliance (ULA). In this role, Krisch will lead the team responsible for the entire standard services value stream including supply chain management, production operations, launch operations, manifest planning and customer interface. In addition, he is the primary interface to senior commercial and U.S. Government standard launch customers.
Krisch joined ULA, following a 36-year career with Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (LMSSC), where his most recent assignment was vice president and deputy, commercial space. Over his career, he has led major business activities including program management, engineering, supply chain, manufacturing, as well as satellite launch and satellite mission operations. Since 2012, he has been a key member of the LMSSC commercial space leadership team defining the vision, strategy and tactics to grow the commercial space business.
He began his career with Lockheed Martin in 1979 at the Valley Forge, Pennsylvania Space Systems Division as a ground equipment design engineer. In 1985, after progressing through a variety of increasingly responsible engineering assignments, he began his management and leadership career when he was appointed manager, ground equipment projects. He completed several manufacturing, quality assurance and commercial satellite program management assignments and in 1999 was named program director for Astrolink, providing leadership through the program’s design and development phase. In 2002 Krisch was appointed vice president of commercial satellite production operations and later vice president of commercial satellite engineering before being appointed in 2007 as vice president of quality for LMSSC.
Krisch holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Pennsylvania State University and has completed multiple leadership institutes at Lockheed Martin, Stanford University and the Center for Creative Leadership.Download PDF