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VP, Space Systems

Will is the vice president of space systems in the Space Systems division at Orion Space Solutions. During his ongoing tenure at Orion, Will served as director and eventually vice president of the Program Management Office (PMO) before leading the space systems portfolio of missions.

Prior to working at Orion, he served a variety of roles at Sierra Nevada Corporation, including production manager for the company’s space systems group and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance business areas. Will contributed to missions for Department of Defense and civilian customers, ranging from integrated satellites and spacecraft subsystems for low Earth orbit, geostationary Earth orbit, and planetary missions to aircraft sensor suites. Will was deployed as a civilian contractor to Edwards Air Force Base as part of a two-year test and demonstration of the Dream Chaser space plane, which resulted in a successful approach and landing test. As part of this team, Will served as the lead logistics officer for the on-site team using facilities at Dryden (now Armstrong) Flight Research Center.

As the vice president of space systems, Will manages the space vehicle portfolio of programs at Orion. He is directly responsible for the portfolio’s overall health and execution against schedule and cost. In addition to portfolio management, Will is responsible for multiple departments and personnel at Orion, including the PMO, systems engineers, software engineers and Mission Operations Center engineers.

Will holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in international affairs from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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