Steven A. Smith

Vice President and General Manager
Systems Engineering Solutions

As Vice President and General Manager of the Systems Engineering Solutions strategic business unit, Steve is responsible for all aspects of Systems Engineering Solutions nationwide operations and contract performance. Steve joined Ball in 2011 and has previous assignments at Ball with the Washington Operations office as well as the National Defense business unit.

Steve retired as a Colonel from the United States Air Force in 2011 after serving 24 years in a variety of space and intelligence-related assignments.  From 2009 until his retirement, Steve led the Advanced Capabilities Group at the Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California. 

Steve holds a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech. His awards include the Collaborative Leadership Award from the Director of National Intelligence, the Superior Service Medal from the National Reconnaissance Office and the Legion of Merit from the U.S. Air Force.