Michael I. Mott, a senior aerospace executive with more than 27 years experience in industry and government, will join Boeing Space Transportation as its Vice President of Business Development effective July 1, the company said today.
In his new position, he will lead Space Transportation's business planning and development activities. He will have senior executive-level authority for assuring functional excellence in new business planning and development -- including assessment of markets and competition, identification and resolution of key business issues, and the development of investment and business strategies for a broad variety of activities.
"Mike Mott brings a wealth of experience in our industry," says James F. Albaugh, president of Boeing Space Transportation, "He will become a key member of our management team." Mott succeeds Richard F. Stehle, who retired from Boeing after 49 years with Boeing and its Rockwell and North American Aviation predecessors.
The Boeing Space Transportation business unit includes the following business segments: Expendable Launch Systems, Reusable Space Systems, Rocketdyne Propulsion and Power, International Space Station, and Space Operations & Utilization Support. Space Transportation also participates in two joint ventures: the Sea Launch program and United Space Alliance.
Prior to joining Boeing, Mott was associate deputy administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) where he directed the senior staff in the day-to-day operations of NASA and led agency space transportation technology investment efforts. He provided management direction and technical coordination of all NASA programs and chaired the NASA Space Operations Management and Space Transportation Councils.
Mott's technical and program management experience includes mission review for Satellite Rescue, Servicing and Repair; the Hubble Space Telescope Servicing and Repair Mission Review; and Space Station Redesign.
Prior to joining NASA, Mott served as director of New Initiatives and Concept Development for GRC, International, Inc., located in Vienna, Va. In this position, he was responsible for all business development, strategic planning and marketing activities, including research and development investments.
Mott has a Master of Science in Systems Management from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Science from Vanderbilt University. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Test Pilot School.
Mott is married to Kathy Sue McDonald and has two children.