Fischer joins the company as VP of Business Development and Advanced Systems, and Hebert joins as Director of Communications, with both of these appointments effective as of March 2020.
Fischer joins Astroscale with more than 30 years of experience in business and technology management. Most recently, he was Director of Business Development for RUAG Space USA. Prior to that, Fischer held several management roles in business development and strategic development with Ball Aerospace.
Hebert comes to Astroscale from The Aerospace Corporation where he most recently served as Senior Communications Strategist for policy, and civil and commercial systems. His nearly 20 years of experience includes strategic communications, public engagement and content development. He also held management roles at The MITRE Corporation and the U.S. Geological Survey.
Fischer and Hebert will play leading roles in expanding Astroscale U.S.’ collaboration and engagement with partners, potential clients and other groups in the commercial and government space and technology communities. Fischer will help lead the company’s exploration of new opportunities to fulfill its mission of making space sustainability a reality. Hebert will drive positioning, perception and brand strategy for the company.
Ron Lopez, President and Managing Director of Astroscale U.S., said that during the next few years, space sustainability will become common practice as the company's talented team fosters greater awareness about the need for safety in space and drives growth in this market. Dave and David bring strength to Astroscale as the firm expands its presence in the U.S. market — these two key appointments represent the momentum Astroscale U.S. is gaining in the development and sutainability of the orbital highways.