NanoRacks has named Stephanie Purgerson as the firm's Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Purgerson, a Colonel in the Texas Army National Guard, brings more than 28 years of professional commercial and military experience with technical, operational, and strategic leadership.
Most recently, Purgerson served as a Senior Project Manager for the Texas National Guard, where she provided executive oversight for special projects which included employee development, joint assignments, joint training, unit alignment resources, and legislative recommendations for joint officers at the state level. Previously, she served as the Division Chief of Strategic Military Personnel Policy where she was the lead for the National Guard Bureau for key strategic personnel policy and legislative initiatives. She also served as a Senior Manager of Supply Chain Operations and Logistics in several Fortune 500 companies.
At NanoRacks, Purgerson will directly oversee each department’s day-to-day activities and provide executive oversight across all engineering projects. Operating out of NanoRacks’ Houston office, Purgerson will bring her combination of extensive leadership experience, operational improvement, and organizational optimization skills to continue pushing NanoRacks as the leader in the commercial space marketplace.
“NanoRacks CEO Jeffrey Manber said the company is growing even faster into new in-space markets and the firm is taking the steps now to assure we remain entrepreneurial, agile, yet quality and customer focused. Stephanie’s leadership will help ensure that the NanoRacks team will continue to be the best in the business.
NanoRacks COO Stephanie Purgerson added that she is excited to be a member of NanoRacks’ leadership and will bring efficient, streamlined, and purposeful direction to the firm's team, all the while keeping the focus on NanoRacks’ unparalleled customer service. She looks forward to growing the business with the energetic teams across all NanoRacks’ offices and continuing to make space just another place to do business.