BlueHalo & Redwire further space strategies with exec hires
- By Ross Wilkers
- May 20, 2021
One company has identified space as key for its growth strategy and a second pure-play firm in that market have both added executives to their leadership teams.
BlueHalo has also added a new sector president to help shape that company’s push to become a leader in space superiority and other domains tied to modern warfare.
Jimmy Jenkins has joined BlueHalo as president and general manager of its sector focused on air and missile defense and “C4ISR” after five years as director of strategy and capture at Dynetics.
Arlington Capital Partners-backed BlueHalo touted the three-decade defense sector veteran’s experience in air and missile defense, space systems, unmanned aerial systems, command and control systems, and operations research.
Jenkins’ military career culminated with service as deputy commander of the Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command, after which he joined the private sector in roles at Northrop Grumman and most recently Dynetics.
He will report to Katie Selbe, BlueHalo’s chief operating officer.
Meanwhile, space platform and component maker Redwire has brought in a pair of new executive vice presidents within roughly the past month to focus on that company’s government market businesses.
Dean Bellamy, formerly of Peraton and a retired Air Force colonel, joined the company as executive VP of the national security space business.
Mike Gold was appointed executive VP of civil space business development and external affairs from NASA, where he most recently was associate administrator for space policy and relationships.
They join Redwire as it prepares to become a publicly-traded company by merging with Genesis Park Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company or so-called “blank check firm.
Currently held by AE Industrial Partners, Redwire will then see its stock traded on the New York Stock Exchange with AEI retaining a minority stake in the company that also plays in commercial space.
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