Ball Aerospace Announces New Chief Technologist, Executive Leadership Team Moves
BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 23, 2023 —Ball Aerospace has selected Jake Sauer as its new vice president and chief technologist, Paula Burns as vice president and general manager of its Tactical Solutions Strategic Business Unit (SBU) and John Martin as vice president of its Operations Strategic Capabilities Unit (SCU).
“The role of chief technologist is a new addition to my executive leadership team that will focus on critical future technologies and capabilities necessary to create all-domain mission solutions across Ball Aerospace,” said Dave Kaufman, president, Ball Aerospace. “Jake, Paula and John are exceptional leaders within Ball. Each brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to their new roles, ensuring that we continue to provide world-class solutions that enable our customers’ missions.”
Since joining Ball Aerospace in 2012, Sauer has held numerous leadership positions within the company, most recently as the vice president and general manager of the Tactical Solutions SBU. Burns joined Ball Aerospace in 2004 and was most recently the vice president of Operations. Prior to that, she served as the deputy general manager of the Tactical Solutions SBU. Martin joined Ball in 2002 and most recently served as the senior director, Manufacturing and Test Operations within the Operations SCU.
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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 21,000 people worldwide and reported 2022 net sales of $15.35 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.
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