Aerospace Corporation appoints new systems engineering boss

The Aerospace Corporation has appointed Bruce Eyerly as general manager of the company’s systems engineering division effective immediately.

In this role, Eyerly will oversee engineering support for a broad range of government, civil, and commercial customers in systems analysis and simulation, architecture development, acquisition and mission assurance activities.

He will also support the corporate chief engineers office in activities related to space systems resiliency and the US Air Force’s continued focus on the space warfighting construct. 

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Bruce Eyerly, Aerospace Corporation

Chuck Gustafson, senior vice president of aerospace engineering and technology group at Aerospace, says: “Bruce has a proven track record of both leading and developing teams of engineers throughout his aerospace career.

“He brings extensive space industry experience working with the air force, intelligence community, and commercial customers. He has also collaborated with Aerospace technical experts on a number of key programs.” 

Eyerly joins Aerospace after a successful 38-year career at Boeing. Previously, he led all space-segment engineering disciplines across a family of proprietary space programs, including the X-37B.

His past leadership and technical assignments also included lead control systems engineer for the Milstar communications payloads, space/ground interface lead for the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite Program, and integrated product team lead for two national security satellite programs.

Eyerly earned his bachelor of science degree in Electrical Engineering and a master of science degree in Control Systems from the University of Southern California.

Eyerly holds a series of 11 issued patents. He is also a contributing author of the book, Space Vehicle Mechanisms: Elements of Successful Design.

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