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Ball Aerospace’s Dorothy Rasco Receives Women in Aerospace Leadership Award

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BROOMFIELD, Colo., Sept. 8, 2021 — Dorothy Rasco, Director, Engineering Operations, Ball Aerospace, was announced as the 2021 recipient of the Women in Aerospace Leadership Award.

The Leadership Award is presented annually to an individual demonstrating exemplary leadership that enables others to succeed in the aerospace field, leadership of noteworthy contributions to the aerospace field, commitment to professional growth, and service as a role model or mentor that shows dedication to the advancement of women in aerospace.

“This award recognizes Dorothy’s multi-decade, distinguished career of accomplishments in our industry, and demonstrates the incredible impact she has had on our community,” said Mike Gazarik, Vice President, Engineering, Ball Aerospace. “Dorothy has led tremendous change to best manage our growth during her tenure here.  This speaks volumes about her qualities as a leader, mentor and colleague.”

Rasco joined Ball Aerospace in 2017 after more than three decades with NASA, where she held a variety of posts, the most recent being Chief Financial Officer at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. She also led budgeting and execution planning for core elements of NASA’s human spaceflight program including the International Space Station, Orion Program and Commercial Crew and Cargo programs. Dorothy also served as the Deputy Associate Administrator and helped create NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate.

Rasco currently leads Ball’s Engineering Operations team, evaluating the technical capabilities and capacity to support new business and program execution, managing ground support equipment and helping to pioneer the company’s evolution toward operating as an enterprise.

“WIA couldn’t be more proud to honor Ms. Rasco for her impactful leadership roles in the aerospace industry and for her contributions to the advancement of women in the field,” said Dr. Rebecca Keiser, chair, Women in Aerospace.

The WIA Leadership Award will be presented to Rasco at the Annual Women in Aerospace Awards Dinner and Ceremony to be held later this year in Arlington, Va.

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Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable aluminum packaging solutions for beverage, personal care and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 21,500 people worldwide and reported 2020 net sales of $11.8 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

 

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