Firefly Aerospace has appointed Leo Sipich as Vice President of Avionics.
Sipich has more than 35 years of experience in avionics product development and engineering management. He is a Lean/Six Sigma Subject Matter Expert (SME) with extensive training and experience in the development and execution of Operational Excellence programs.
Sipich’s previous work includes development and production of command and control systems for commercial, military and classified spacecraft and missile systems programs. In addition, he was the SME for process improvement on military aircraft programs including F22, F16, F117, C130J, C5, and F35.
Firefly CEO Dr. Tom Markusic said that Leo’s broad experience in the aerospace industry is a huge asset for Firefly. He has a proven record of success with complex systems in both air and space. Leo has been a critical member of the Firefly Aerospace team since the company's inception and his contributions span many areas of this organization. As Firefly drives toward the company's first Alpha launch in the fourth quarter of 2019, Leo and his highly accomplished team will be leading the way.”
Leo Sipich added that at this point in his career, he has been blessed with an opportunity to contribute to a program that will transform the space launch business with frequent, affordable, and reliable access to space for small and medium class payloads. Successful programs require a dedicated, talented team and full support and commitment of our company owners and that is exactly what there is at Firefly Aerospace.