Tom Martin is currently the Director of Strategy & Business Development for Launch and Human Exploration Programs at Aerojet Rocketdyne. In this role he is responsible for the overall strategy for Aerojet Rocketdyne’s current and future products related to National Security, Civil and Commercial Space Launch activities and overall integration of AR’s involvement in Human Exploration activities supporting the NASA.
Since Mr. Martin joined the company, he has held numerous program management and technical roles of increasing importance. Mr. Martin has worked on liquid rocket engines, including the Space Shuttle Main Engine, J-2X upper stage engine, AR1 booster engine, and the Starliner commercial crew launch abort engines, among others. Mr. Martin led the successful capture of AR1 Engine development with the United States Air Force and the RL10 upper stage engine for Northrop Grumman’s OmegA and United Launch Alliance’s Vulcan rockets.
Prior to joining Aerojet Rocketdyne, Mr. Martin received a MS in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA in Strategy and Finance from the University of Southern California.