Michael Pavloff will become the new Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of RUAG Space. Pavloff will start the first week of December, 2013. He succeeds Peter Möller who will retire as planned at the end of April, 2014.
Michael Pavloff has 25 years of space industry experience, most recently at Space Systems Loral (SSL), and previously at Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems and at Hughes Space and Communications/Boeing Satellite Development Center.
At SSL Pavloff has served as Executive Director on several large GEO satellite programs fielding new products including SSL's new data handling processor and the next-generation EGNOS navigation payload. He has also been leading SSL's recent LEO spacecraft development and manufacturing initiatives.
At Raytheon, Michael Pavloff was Program Director on VIIRS, the next-generation electro-optical payload for U.S. LEO weather satellite programs. At Hughes/Boeing, he served as program manager on several front-end and full-scale satellite production programs for U.S. Government customers, and he oversaw various technology development efforts in the areas of satellite navigation, antennas and RF filters.
Michael Pavloff earned his Bachelor's degree in Physics from Harvard in 1988 and his Master's degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1993.
"I am glad that we have found such a competent and experienced person for this position. I wish Michael a successful start in his new job at RUAG Space. I would like to extend my thanks to Peter Möller. In his role as CTO, Peter has made a decisive contribution to sharpen the strategy and product portfolio of RUAG's Space Division", said Peter Guggenbach, CEO RUAG Space.