Mike Gazarik

Vice President

Mike GazarikAs the vice president of Engineering for Ball Aerospace, Mike Gazarik provides leadership for many functions that support the company’s strategic business units. 

He is responsible for engineering, manufacturing and test operations, supply chain management, technology development and resource planning. Mike is focused on developing and maintaining the company’s core technologies and capabilities and on developing technical personnel. 

Mike joined Ball in March, 2015 from NASA where he was the Associate Administrator for the Space Technology Mission Directorate at NASA headquarters. Since then, he has worked to align Ball’s technology development with business development and growth strategies. As the Vice President for Engineering, he will provide overall strategic and operational leadership of the organization, which includes all disciplines of engineering as well as manufacturing, testing, supply chain management, facilities, IRAD and intellectual property. 

He earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master’s and Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology, also in Electrical Engineering.