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Alliance Spacesystems Expands Solar Power Solutions Unit

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LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (July 7, 2014) – Alliance Spacesystems, a premier supplier to leading satellite integrators for the fabrication, assembly, integration and testing of major satellite composite structures, has announced the hiring of Ted Stern and Ken Steele to expand its Solar Power Solutions product unit.  Ted and Ken bring greater than 60 years of combined experience in the engineering, development, manufacturing, and sales of solar array and photovoltaic technologies.

Mr. Stern is a nationally recognized leader in solar power systems, with 13 patents and over 50 published papers covering technologies for solar arrays operating in extreme environments.  Ted previously led solar power system development at General Dynamics, Composite Optics, DR Technologies and Vanguard Space Technologies where he focused on advanced engineering and manufacturing techniques for solar power systems on flight programs.  He is an associate fellow of the AIAA and has served as the Chairman of its Aerospace Power Systems technical committee.

Mr. Steele brings diverse experience across space photovoltaics, most recently as Director of Business Development for ATK Space Systems focused on deployable solar array systems where he secured more than $200 million in new business during his tenure.  Ken’s experience addressing technical, program management and business development accomplishments across numerous space power systems enables him to identify solutions that best address customer needs.

Alliance Spacesystems, which operates a 100,000 sq. ft. production facility in Los Alamitos, CA, is establishing a research facility in San Diego, CA to focus on technology development.  Ted and Ken will operate primarily out of the San Diego location. 

“Alliance Spacesystems is pleased to bring Solar Power leaders of Ted and Ken’s caliber to our company,” Alliance Spacesystems president Rick Byrens said in a statement. “The two bring immense talent and experience to our team.  They will enable us to expand the offerings in our Solar Power Solutions product area and continue to provide our customers with a growing range of solutions to address the challenges they face in space systems manufacturing.”

Alliance Spacesystems, LLC. is a premier supplier to leading satellite integrators for the fabrication, assembly, integration and testing of major satellite composite structures.  Alliance focuses on design and manufacturing of precision composite structures for spacecraft and other high tech applications where high strength to weight ratios, superior stiffness and dimensional stability are key requirements.  Alliance Spacesystems is a portfolio company of Admiralty Partners, Inc. (

Admiralty Partners, Inc. is a private investment firm which invests exclusively within the global aerospace, defense and federal information technology industries. (

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Jeff Lassiter
Chief Financial Officer
Alliance Spacesystems, LLC
Tel 714-226-1402
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