Gary L. Wentz, Jr.

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Gary L. Wentz, VP, Human Launch ServicesGary L. Wentz, Jr.
Vice President, Human and Commercial Services

Gary L. Wentz is vice president, Human Launch Services for United Launch Alliance (ULA). In this role, Wentz leads the team responsible for ULA’s role in returning human spacflight to American soil. He and his team support launch capabilities for The Boeing Company’s CST-100 Starliner capsule and also work with Boeing to develop an evolved Delta Cryogenic Second Stage (DCSS) for the first two missions of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS).

Prior to joining ULA, Wentz served as the chief executive officer of Stratolaunch Systems Corporation and during the first four years was instrumental in establishing a small entrepreneurial company and leading the team through all startup activities. In addition, he successfully completed construction and outfitting of two large facilities in Mojave, California, to manufacture and assemble the air-launch platform.

Previously Wentz served as a senior executive at NASA and has worked projects onboard SpaceLab, Space Shuttle, International Space Station, 2nd Generation Reusable Launch Vehicle Program, Orbital Space Program, and Exploration Systems.

Wentz received a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering and a Master of Science degree in engineering management from the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida. He is the recipient of the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal, NASA Certicate of Commendation, the NASA Space Station Program Team Excellence Award, numerous group achievements, and certificates of achievement.

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