Brad Tousley

Vice President Commercial Aerospace and  Strategic Technology

Brad Tousley is the vice president Commercial Aerospace and Strategic Technology Business for Ball Aerospace.

He is responsible for the company’s strategic technology roadmap, and investing in innovative technologies and capital that is aligned with our customer’s needs and growth strategies.

For the Commercial Aerospace Business, Tousley is responsible for developing and executing new business strategies across the company, and pursuing and performing commercial work that leverages Ball’s heritage of capabilities in areas such as remote sensing, transformational communications and data analytics.

Tousley brings more than 35 years of experience which spans government agencies, the private sector and the U.S. military. Prior to joining Ball, he led the Tactical Technology Office (TTO) at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where he was responsible for high-payoff/high-risk efforts in space, air, maritime and ground systems, focused on capabilities for national security. He also served as a senior scientist and program manager at DARPA and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

Previously, Tousley was an executive at Logos Technologies, a defense and commercial business, where he was responsible for technology, programs and business development for unmanned airborne persistent surveillance technology, hyperspectral imaging science, space situational awareness and sensors, UAV collision avoidance, software development and advanced image processing algorithms.

Tousley served as a U.S. Army Armor (Cavalry) and Acquisition officer, retiring as a lieutenant colonel after 20 years of service. He was awarded the Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD)/Advanced Capability Technology Demonstration (ACTD) manager of the year for his management of the Micro Air Vehicle (Ducted Fan). This resulted in the deployment of novel air vehicles in support of countering improvised explosive device operations and force protection of U.S. forces in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also served on the faculty at West Point as a research scientist and associate professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Tousley holds a B.S. from the United States Military Academy and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rochester.