[Satnews] United Launch Alliance (ULA) has named Kent Lietzau as vice president of Strategy and Business Development, responsible for leading ULA’s growth in providing commercial, civil and governmental launch services.
Lietzau began his career as a flight test engineer and project manager for the US Air Force. In 1994, he joined the private sector, taking leadership roles at Lockheed Martin, McKinsey & Company and Honeywell Aerospace. Before joining ULA, Lietzau served as the director of Strategy and New Ventures, Space Systems Company at Lockheed Martin, where he led strategic planning for their $8 billion space and missile business area.
Lietzau graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering. He also has a master’s degree in aeronautics and astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.