Former SpaceX Exec Joins Rocket Lab

Garrett Katzenstein
Garrett Katzenstein

LOS ANGELES (Rocket Lab PR) — Rocket Lab announced today that Garrett Katzenstein has joined the company as Vice President of Product and Mission Management. Katzenstein will oversee customer experience from point of sale through vehicle integration and successful launch.

Katzenstein waGarretts most recently the Senior Manager for Mission and Launch Operations at SpaceX. He has nearly twenty years of work in space propulsion, structures, robotics, launch integration, systems engineering, program management, contracts, and sales. In the past, Katzenstein has successfully managed programs to place robotics on Mars with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and managed multiple successful missions to fly the Dragon Capsule (SpaceX) to the International Space Station.

“We are delighted to add Garrett to our executive team,” said Peter Beck, Rocket Lab founder and CEO. “As our manifest continues to grow, we are confident Garrett’s experience and skills will serve as a great asset to our customers throughout the launch process.”

Katzenstein holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego and a Master’s of Business Administration from California Polytechnic University.