Tarnacki to lead Aerojet Rocketdyne space business unit

Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (AJRD), has appointed Jerry Tarnacki as the senior vice president of the company´s recently formed Space Business Unit, the company said.

In his new role, Tarnacki will report directly to Aerojet Rocketdyne CEO and President Eileen Drake. He will oversee all NASA programs, defense and commercial launch systems, advanced space and launch strategy programs, and in-space propulsion system programs supported by sites throughout the country, and will be based out of the company´s West Palm Beach, Florida, facility.

Tarnacki first joined Aerojet Rocketdyne in December 2015 as vice president of Quality & Mission Assurance. Over the past 14 months, he has led efforts to stand up a new operating system across the enterprise and instill a culture of quality and metrics-driven continuous improvement throughout the organization.

Aerojet Rocketdyne provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets.