Ball VP appointed to position on NASA advisory council

BROOMFIELD — Michael Gazarik, vice president of engineering at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., the aerospace arm of Westminster-based metal-packaging manufacturer Ball Corp. (NYSE: BLL), was appointed to the Technology, Innovation and Engineering Committee of the NASA Advisory Council. 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 Gazarik. “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.

With more than 25 years of experience in the design, development, and deployment of spaceflight systems, Gazarik joined Ball from NASA, where he held the position of associate administrator for the Space Technology Mission Directorate. 

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BROOMFIELD — Michael Gazarik, vice president of engineering at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., the aerospace arm of Westminster-based metal-packaging manufacturer Ball Corp. (NYSE: BLL), was appointed to the Technology, Innovation and Engineering Committee of the NASA Advisory Council. 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 Gazarik. “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.

With more than 25 years of experience in the design, development, and deployment of spaceflight systems, Gazarik joined Ball from NASA, where he held the position of associate administrator for the Space Technology Mission Directorate. 

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