A new VP has been appointed to a Washington D.C. slot with plans to encourage more government business.
Space Systems Loral (SSL) announces that Michael Gold has assumed the role of Vice President, Washington, DC Operations at SSL. Mr. Gold, who previously served as Director of D.C. Operations and Business Growth at Bigelow Aerospace, will expand SSL’s Washington, D.C. presence to support the company’s increasing US government business.
Mr. Gold founded Bigelow Aerospace’s Washington office in 2003, and over the course of his tenure there helped lead the company through numerous political and regulatory challenges and two international launch campaigns. At the same time he has served on several advisory committees, working with the FAA, NASA and other government organizations.
“Expanding our DC-Area office demonstrates our commitment to further build on the work we are doing with US government agencies,” said John Celli, president of SSL. “Michael Gold brings a wealth of experience with both civil and defense organizations and will strengthen our ability to make a contribution to government programs.”
SSL is currently working on projects with several US government agencies, including on-orbit robotic satellite assembly with DARPA and NASA. The company also recently announced other work with JPL for the Mars 2020 project and is the industry partner for a potential NASA Discovery Mission to the asteroid Psyche.
Mr. Gold holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Brandeis University in Massachusetts, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.