EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Nov. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Space Systems is pleased to introduce Jim McClelland as its Vice President of Mission Engineering and Operations. Mr. McClelland joins the company to further develop its growing portfolio of defense, civil and commercial space customers, bringing over 30 years of hands-on spacecraft engineering and management experience – spanning TRW Space & Electronics, Spectrum Astro, DigitalGlobeTM and most recently, SkyBox Imaging.
McClelland is responsible for leading and growing the company's government & commercial space portfolios, driving affordability, responsiveness, resiliency and performance. A major focus of his role will be providing mission and system solutions to address our customers' critical needs. Vince Deno, President of Millennium Space, commenting on the latest addition to the senior leadership team, "Jim strengthens our position as a provider of high performance spacecraft and associated flight system GN&C, Power, Avionics, Processing, Communications, and Mechanism components. As we continue to rapidly vertically integrate the company, we're able to achieve higher rates of production of high quality and reliable satellites - more affordably and on much shorter timelines – further allowing us to provide the end-item space solutions our customers are seeking."
Added Jim, "After three decades of trekking through the space development business, joining the innovative and extraordinary Millennium Space Systems team feels like coming home. I'm thrilled to be a part of the Millennium crew and I look forward to honing our already proven ability to deliver first-to-market technologies to space."
Jim holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and a MS in Aerospace Engineering from Stanford University.
ABOUT MILLENNIUM SPACE SYSTEMS
Millennium Space Systems is a privately held, employee-owned company founded in November 2001, providing alternative, relevant and affordable solutions to today's aerospace challenges. The company designs flight systems and develops mission and system solutions for the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, National Aeronautics & Space Administrations, and commercial customers.
More about Millennium Space Systems: www.millennium-space.com
Jason Kim, Director of Strategic Planning
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