Newly-launched space firm names new CEO
- By Ross Wilkers
- Jun 12, 2020
Private equity firm AE Industrial Partners has appointed one of its operating partners in Peter Cannito as chairman and CEO of Redwire, a space technology company AEI launched earlier this month.
AEI formed Redwire by combining portfolio companies Adcole Space and Deep Space Systems to create a more formidable bidder for opportunities in what they call the next-generation space architecture.
Cannito joined the investment firm last year and is a former CEO of Polaris Alpha, the defense technology integrator he led through its sale to Parsons Corp. in 2018.
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