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Charles G. Krisch
Vice President, Engineering
Charles G. Krisch serves as vice president of Engineering for United Launch Alliance (ULA). In this role, Krisch leads the team responsible for the value stream that includes all engineering functional areas (propulsion and mechanical engineering;electrical engineering and engineering services; operations engineering; systems engineering; and chief engineers), as well as supply chain management and Quality and safety. Krisch is responsible for driving process and execution transformation to achieve a lean, effi¬cient and innovative organization for market competiveness.
Krisch’s prior role with ULA was serving as vice president of Standard Services. In this role, Krisch led the team responsible for the value stream including supply chain management, Production Operations, Launch Operations, as well as manifest planning and program integration.
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 and quality, as well as satellite launch and satellite mission operations. Since 2012, he was a key member of the LMSSC commercial space leadership team defi¬ning the vision, strategy and tactics to grow the commercial space business.
Krisch 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 electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University and has completed multiple leadership institutes at Lockheed Martin, Stanford University, the University of Pennsylvania and the Center for Creative Leadership.Download PDF