David W. Thompson

Chief Executive Officer at ATK Space Systems, Inc.

David W. Thompson

David W. Thompson

Chief Executive Officer at ATK Space Systems, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

ATK Space Systems, Inc.
Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, Inc.
Alliant Techsystems, Inc.

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3228

Primary Location

Grand Rapids, MI, United States

Number of Boards

7

Birthday

1955

Age

64

Number of Awards

5

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Member-Managers Board at Sandia National Laboratories

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Professor, Space Science at University of Michigan

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Former Senator from New Mexico

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Professional at Orbital Sciences Corporation

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Founder at Freedom Technologies, Inc.

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Former Chief Technical Officer & Executive Vice President at Orbital Sciences Corporation

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Professional at Orbital Sciences Corporation

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Managing Director at Trust Company of The West

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President Emeritus at California Institute of Technology

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Professional at Weatherford International Plc

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David W. Thompson
Chief Executive Officer at ATK Space Systems, Inc.
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Aeronautics & Astronautics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and technological education and research. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute used a polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction. MIT was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934.

Master's Degree in Aeronautics

California Institute of Technology provides education focusing on science, engineering, academia, business, and public service. The company was founded in 1891 and it is headquartered in Pasadena, CA.

MBA

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

Memberships
Fellow
Current

American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics provides services in the field of aeronautical engineering & publishes technical journals. The company provides services such as publications & papers, courses & training and conferences & events. The company was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Reston, VA.

Member
Current

Founded in 1964, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) is a private, independent, nonprofit institution that provides engineering leadership in service to the nation. The mission of the National Academy of Engineering is to advance the well-being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by marshalling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology.

Member
Current

IAA has brought together the world's foremost experts in the disciplines of astronautics on a regular basis to recognize.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer
Current

ATK Space Systems, Inc. manufactures propellant and pressurant tanks for the space industry. It includes propellant tanks, some containing elastomeric diaphragms or propellant management devices (PMDs), pressurant tanks, and motor cases. The firm offers tank shells that are all-metal, composite overwrapped, or a hybrid configuration with metal liner and partially wrapped with composite. The company was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Commerce, CA.

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
2015 - 2018

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, Inc. designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems. Its products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Dulles, VA.

Co-Founder
1982 - 2015

As the industry leader in small- and medium-class space and rocket systems, Orbital provides a complete set of reliable, cost-effective products. Our satellites include geosynchronous Earth orbit (GEO) satellites for communications and broadcasting, low Earth orbit (LEO) spacecraft that perform remote sensing and scientific research, spacecraft used for national security missions, and planetary probes to explore deep space. Our launch vehicles rockets that transport satellites into orbit, interceptor booster vehicles deployed to protect against enemy missile attack, and target rockets used to test missile defense systems. Orbital is also entering an exciting new era of human space flight supplying commercial cargo resupply services for the International Space Station using our new Antares® rocket and Cygnus™ cargo logistics spacecraft. In addition, Orbital provides full service engineering, production and technical services for NASA, DoD, commercial and academic space programs.

Boards & Committees
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
2015 - 2018

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, Inc. designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems. Its products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Dulles, VA.

Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer
Prior

As the industry leader in small- and medium-class space and rocket systems, Orbital provides a complete set of reliable, cost-effective products. Our satellites include geosynchronous Earth orbit (GEO) satellites for communications and broadcasting, low Earth orbit (LEO) spacecraft that perform remote sensing and scientific research, spacecraft used for national security missions, and planetary probes to explore deep space. Our launch vehicles rockets that transport satellites into orbit, interceptor booster vehicles deployed to protect against enemy missile attack, and target rockets used to test missile defense systems. Orbital is also entering an exciting new era of human space flight supplying commercial cargo resupply services for the International Space Station using our new Antares® rocket and Cygnus™ cargo logistics spacecraft. In addition, Orbital provides full service engineering, production and technical services for NASA, DoD, commercial and academic space programs.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

Chemical Bank's hometown approach to banking has been focused on community banking, highlighted by local leadership and decision making, a devotion to community and personalized service.Chemical Financial Corporation is the second largest banking company headquartered and operating branch offices in Michigan.

Director
2018 - Current

The Foundation provides Fellowships to exceptionally talented individuals studying in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences. The Foundation is a tax exempt, not-for-profit organization which provides fellowships tenable at over 40 of the nation's finest universities for graduate work leading to award of the PhD degree in applications of the physical sciences. Each year the Foundation conducts a national competition for new Hertz Fellows. Of those who apply, only about one quarter will be interviewed. Of those who are interviewed, approximately one in ten will be awarded a Hertz Fellowship.

Member, Board of Trustees
Current

California Institute of Technology provides education focusing on science, engineering, academia, business, and public service. The company was founded in 1891 and it is headquartered in Pasadena, CA.

President, Board of Directors
Prior

American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics provides services in the field of aeronautical engineering & publishes technical journals. The company provides services such as publications & papers, courses & training and conferences & events. The company was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Reston, VA.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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2004

The National Academies of Science operates as a private non-profit organization that provides advice in sciences, engineering and medicine. It conducted through seven major program areas: Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Earth and Life Studies, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Health and Medicine, Policy and Global Affairs, Transportation Research Board, and the Gulf Research Program. The company was founded on March 3, 1863 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Political Donations
$2,500
2012

Former Senator from Maryland

$2,500
2012

Former Representative from Virginia's 10th Congressional District

$1,000
2010

Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at US Inspect, Inc.

Investments
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Perigee Capital Partners is an entrepreneurial firm formed to acquire and operate a single small-medium sized business. Formed by a group of successful entrepreneurs, operators and investors, they seek companies with $4 to $40 million in annual revenues in growth industries.Perigee Capital Partners is interested in situations in which business owners are considering liquidity, retirement or reduced involvement in daily operations. They can provide such business owners with the Capital required to support liquidity and growth requirements, Competencies in leadership and management once the owner retires or assumes a limited role, Continuity in the company culture developed and nurtured by the owner.They are committed to expeditiously executing transactions that are beneficial to both buyer and seller, while providing the platform for long-term, sustainable growth.They are interested in working with professional intermediaries or individuals who refer them to qualified opportunities. They will pay industry standard finders' fees for a successful acquisition.

Awards & Honors
2015
Washingtonian Magazine - Tech Titans, Industry Leaders
2013
Washingtonian Magazine - Tech Titans, Industry Leaders
2011
Washingtonian Magazine - Tech Titans
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