Redwire Corporation (NYSE: RDW) has named Al Tadros to the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) position with the firm.
Tadros was most recently serving as Redwire‘s Chief Growth Officer. This transition significantly strengthens Redwire’s technical culture and ability to take on much larger and more complex technical programs, while also giving an opportunity for Michael Gold, Executive Vice President of Civil and Commercial Space, and Dean Bellamy, Executive Vice President of National Security Space, to expand their roles on the executive team. Gold and Bellamy will now lead Redwire’s growth strategy in their respective markets and report directly to the Chief Executive Officer.
Tadros steps into the CTO role with more than 30 years of experience in the space industry, spending more than two decades designing and managing spaceflight missions and gaining extensive experience developing guidance, navigation, control, and robotics systems. He has led significant innovation in next-generation spacecraft design and space infrastructure, integrating robotics and on-orbit satellite manufacturing, servicing, and assembly capabilities.
An authority in on-orbit servicing, assembly, and manufacturing, Tadros holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has authored 17 publications and holds five patents in the field of spacecraft guidance, navigation, and control.
Tadros succeeded Michael Snyder on May 2, with Snyder transitioning into the role of Technical Fellow, where he will continue to contribute technical expertise to ongoing engineering programs across the company.
“Al’s reputation as a thought leader and innovator across the industry is exceptional, and the respect he has earned across Redwire makes him perfect for this role. His proven success on large, complex space programs will position Redwire to scale our capabilities and take on more high impact, technical programs,” said Peter Cannito, Redwire’s Chairman and CEO. “Additionally, elevating Mike and Dean significantly strengthens our executive team, and combined with Al, I can’t think of a better trio of talent working together to deliver on the next generation of innovations for Redwire and our industry.”
“I am excited to take on the role of CTO and serve the company in a new capacity as we continue to expand our technology ecosystem and enhance our space technology roadmaps to enable future missions. We are focused on making strategic investments, prioritizing technology development and commercialization, and maintaining a nimble and collaborative culture that fosters cutting-edge innovation,” said Tadros. “I am honored to be working alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry as we continue to deliver world-class solutions for our customers along with developing next-generation capabilities that will transform the future of space infrastructure. I have always been very technical, and this new role gives me a chance to really focus on some high impact emerging opportunities within Redwire. Additionally, I have the utmost confidence and respect for Mike Gold and Dean Bellamy and am extremely excited to work with them on taking Redwire to the next level.”
Redwire Corporation (NYSE: RDW) is a leader in space infrastructure for the next generation space economy, with valuable IP for solar power generation and in-space 3D printing and manufacturing. With decades of flight heritage combined with the agile and innovative culture of a commercial space platform, Redwire is uniquely positioned to assist its customers in solving the complex challenges of future space missions.