Houston, Oct. 1, 2012 (Excalibur Almaz PR) — Excalibur Almaz, USA (www.theAlmazUSA.com) is pleased to announce that Dennis K. Diemoz has been named President of Excalibur Almaz, USA (EA USA). He has also been appointed to the EA Board of Directors. Mr. Diemoz provides a rich history of aerospace industry executive management.
Most recently he was Vice President & General Counsel of United Space Alliance, LLC (USA) from its inception until his retirement in January of 2009, at which time he was responsible for the audit, export control, legal, security & technology protection functions. USA was NASA’s prime contractor of its Space Flight Operations Contract (SFOC) which operated the Shuttle and International Space Station for NASA beginning in June, 1996.
“While with USA, my team and I worked closely with Excalibur Almaz in their process of acquiring the Russian space assets that EA now has in its Isle of Man facilities,” stated Mr. Diemoz. “I decided to come out of retirement after watching the Moon landing film featured in connection with the memorial services for Neil Armstrong and the renewed interest in the exploration of the Moon. Those memories and the Orlando Sentinel’s exclusive article quoting current NASA Administrator, Gen. Charlie Bolden, that ‘NASA wants to send astronauts beyond the moon’ (September 22, 2012) convinced me to come out of retirement and assist in EA’s efforts and abilities to achieve that stated desire.”
“Knowing that EA currently has access to proven space hardware that can achieve that goal is an exciting adventure! The space hardware, and the current focus of relying on commercial space companies to achieve such goals and objectives, presented an opportunity I could not avoid,” added Diemoz. “Putting individuals, and or countries, in space and on the Moon at a reasonable cost is EA’s business. EA will continue to work closely with NASA, the State of Florida and other interested parties to bring commercial Human Space Flight back as a National objective.”
Previously, Diemoz was with Lockheed Martin Space Operations (LMSOC) from 1982 until 1996 when, as LMSOC’s Company Counsel, he joined USA. While he was with LMSOC, he negotiated the NASA Shuttle Processing Contract (SPC) at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Florida. He has been associated with the NASA’s Manned Space Flight programs since 1982, and has worked closely with NASA astronauts. The addition of Dennis Diemoz to lead the EA USA team will provide seasoned, proven top management and expedite accomplishment of the Company’s goals.