Ball Aerospace President to Serve on National Space Council’s User Advisory Group

February 22, 2023

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BROOMFIELD, Colo., Feb. 22, 2023 — Ball Aerospace President Dr. David A. Kaufman has been selected to serve on the National Space Council’s User Advisory Group (NSpC UAG).

The National Space Council within the Executive Office of the President is charged with providing objective advice to the President of the United States on the formulation and implementation of space policy and strategy. The UAG provides the National Space Council advice and recommendations on matters related to space policy and strategy, including but not limited to, government policies, laws, regulations, treaties, international instruments, programs and practices across the civil, commercial, international and national security space sectors.

“In support of our nation, we are honored to have Dave serve as a representative of Ball Aerospace on the National Space Council’s User Advisory Group,” said Dan Fisher, president and chief executive officer, Ball Corporation. “The advisory group enables the aerospace and defense industry to work together to help make a difference in space policy and strategy.”

The next upcoming UAG meeting will take place on February 23 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, Dec. The meeting will be open to the public.

Kaufman began his aerospace career as a thermal engineer at Hughes Space & Communications Co. and has held numerous leadership positions at Ball Aerospace over the past 22 years, most recently serving as president. He holds two patents for his research and development work and is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Kaufman received a B.A. in mathematics from Willamette University, a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the California Institute of Technology.

The function of the UAG is solely advisory and ensures that the interests of industry, other non-Federal entities and other institutions involved in leading aerospace research, science advancement, technology development and space operations are represented in a balanced fashion at the national level.

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