Dr. Dave Kaufman Named Chief Operating Officer, Ball Aerospace

November 4, 2019 – Dr. Dave Kaufman has been named chief operating officer of Ball Aerospace, effective January 1, 2020.

Kaufman joined Ball Aerospace in 2000 as Senior Program and Capture Manager, National Security Space. Since 2013, he has served as vice president and general manager of the National Defense Strategic Business Unit, where he has made a significant impact.

“The Aerospace business continues to deliver on its growth ambitions,” said Rob Strain, president, Ball Aerospace. “Dave’s strong business acumen, customer-centric mindset, successful program execution, and authentic leadership approach will help continue to build strong collaboration across our customer community.” 

Mark Healy, currently vice president of the National Intelligence Systems Mission Area within National Defense, will succeed Kaufman as vice president and general manager of the National Defense Strategic Business Unit. Healy has more than 30 years of experience in the U.S. Army and aerospace and commercial industry sectors.