As a longtime, credible voice and global leader within the aerospace industry, Mark Sirangelo heads SNC’s Space Systems business area. Sirangelo has helped to build and grow an SNC product portfolio including small satellites; space technologies that have enabled more than 450 planetary missions such as the Mars Curiosity Rover and New Horizons Pluto mission and, perhaps most notably, he is leading development of the Dream Chaser® spacecraft recently selected for NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services 2 (CRS2) contract.
Sirangelo assumed his current role as corporate vice president in 2009, when SNC acquired SpaceDev Inc., where Sirangelo was chairman and CEO. He is chairman emeritus of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, a member of the board of governors of the Aerospace Industries Association, the founding and current chairman of eSpace, and the Center for Space Entrepreneurship, a nonprofit that supports STEM education and the development of entrepreneurial space companies. Sirangelo has been inducted as an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and was inducted into the NASA/Space Foundation’s Technology Hall of Fame.
Recognized among Defense Industry’s Fast Track 50, Deloitte’s Fast Track 500 and selected as a finalist in Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, Sirangelo served as Colorado’s chief innovation officer from 2012-2015 promoting innovation throughout the state. He currently serves as board member of the Colorado Energy Research Authority Board.
Sirangelo served his country proudly and with distinction as a U.S. Army officer and has a multi-faceted personal background which includes being a long-term licensed pilot. He holds a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Business Administration and doctorate degrees.
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