NASA and Boeing veteran to lead new business development at the satellite constellation manufacturing company
TUKWILA, Wash. (LeoStella PR) — LeoStella, a specialized satellite constellation design and manufacturing company, has expanded its leadership team with the addition of Mike Kaplan as vice president of business development. Kaplan will bolster LeoStella’s new business and customer efforts.
Kaplan brings more than 40 years of experience in the space industry, with positions at both government and private organizations. He has served in senior leadership positions at NASA, Boeing, Raytheon Technologies, Ball Aerospace, Space Systems Loral, and most recently, Belcan. Kaplan’s work has involved leading teams in the development of novel technologies such as spacecraft subsystems, spacecraft buses, planetary landers, and robotic satellite servicers.
“We are thrilled to welcome Mike to the LeoStella executive team,” said Mike Hettich, CEO of LeoStella. “His industry expertise and experience with building and managing teams in the space sector are undeniable assets. Mike’s addition to our company will help strengthen our position as a leader in small satellite constellation design and delivery.”(more…)