Ball Aerospace Vice President Dr. Michael Gazarik Joins NASA Advisory Council Committee
Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team
BROOMFIELD, Colo., Feb. 22, 2021 — Ball Aerospace vice president Dr. Michael Gazarik was appointed to the Technology, Innovation and Engineering Committee of the NASA Advisory Council in July 2020. He will serve a three-year term on the standing committee that supports the advisory needs of the NASA administrator, the Office of the Chief Technologist, the Office of the Chief Engineer, and NASA Mission Directorates.
“It is an honor to serve on an advisory council committee that plays such an important role in shaping the priorities and objectives for NASA,” said Dr. Gazarik, vice president of Engineering, Ball Aerospace. “Through this committee, we’re looking across the NASA portfolio to guide the technology, research and innovation that will shape the future and accomplish NASA’s goals. It is inspiring and humbling to be asked to have a voice in the advisory process.”
The NASA Advisory Council was established in 1977, combining the efforts of the Space Program Advisory Council and the Research and Technology Advisory Council, both formed in 1971. Council members are chosen by NASA and serve the NASA Administrator to provide consensus advice and make recommendations.
As vice president of Engineering at Ball Aerospace, Gazarik ensures Ball has the talent and technology to meet business demands and growth and execute on the company’s programs. He is responsible for Ball’s research and development portfolio, ensuring the company can continue to deliver high impact, discriminating technologies to meet customer needs as well as program execution to deliver innovative solutions for the company’s customers. With more than 25 years of experience in the design, development, and deployment of spaceflight systems, Gazarik joined Ball from NASA Headquarters, where he held the position of Associate Administrator for the Space Technology Mission Directorate. He earned a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
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Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable aluminum packaging solutions for beverage, personal care and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 21,500 people worldwide and reported 2020 net sales of $11.8 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.
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