HOUSTON, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Scott Q. Hartwig has been named to succeed Virginia A. Barnes as President and Chief Executive Officer of United Space Alliance (USA), effective May 10, 2013. Barnes will be returning to The Boeing Company as the company's Space Launch System (SLS) Vice President and Program Manager in Huntsville, Alabama, after having served for three years as USA President and CEO.
Hartwig currently serves as USA Vice President of Aerospace Services and Mission Operations and is also the Program Manager for the Integrated Mission Operations Contract (IMOC), which provides support to the NASA Mission Operations Directorate (MOD) and Flight Crew Operations Directorate (FCOD) at the Johnson Space Center (JSC).
Hartwig joined the U.S. Space Program at Rockwell International's Space Systems Division in Downey, California, in 1984. He was reassigned to Rockwell Space Operations in Houston in 1986. In 1996, he was assigned to the Space Flight Operations Contract (SFOC) under USA, and became responsible for the development and execution of the SFOC Transition Plan for Flight Operations. Hartwig was selected in 1997 as the director of Space Flight Training and Facility Operations, where he was responsible for Space Shuttle flight controller and astronaut training until his selection as deputy Associate Program Manager (APM) for Flight Operations in 2002 and as APM in 2009.
United Space Alliance is a leader in space operations with extensive experience in all aspects of the field. Headquartered in Houston, USA has more than 850 employees working in Texas and Florida.
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