George Birsic Joins Ball Aerospace Washington Office

             George Birsic Joins Ball Aerospace Washington Office

PR Newswire

BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 16, 2012

BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies
Corp. has hired George Birsic as director of defense and intelligence programs
for Ball Aerospace's Washington, D.C., Operations, effective Oct. 29, 2012.
Birsic will report to Fred Doyle, vice president and corporate lead executive
for the defense and intelligence community.


"George Birsic is a nationally recognized leader with an impressive career,"
said Doyle. "Our company has increased its share of defense and intelligence
over the last several years and George, as Ball's customer contact, will be an
invaluable resource to continue our strong performance in this market."

Birsic joins Ball Aerospace following a 26-year career in the United States
Air Force, retiring with the rank of colonel. He led advanced technology
efforts for the airborne laser program; created and coordinated nuclear safety
policy; managed intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems
development programs; and directed on-orbit operations communications
satellites. Most recently Birsic served as the director of the Systems
Technology Group at the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) where he was
responsible for policy, budget, technology development and security oversight.

Previous career highlights include: Commerce Science and Technology fellow,
Department of Commerce; Operational Solutions Group director, NRO; Engineering
Division director, Operational Support Office, NRO; Mission Enhancement
Division director, Airborne Laser System Program Office; and Nuclear Energy
Systems chief, Air Force Safety Center.

Birsic received his bachelor of science in physics from the United States Air
Force Academy, a master of science in systems management from the University
of Southern California, a master of science in applied engineering and physics
from George Mason University and master of public administration from the
Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He also attended the international
relations program at the University of Zagreb, Croatia.

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. supports critical missions for national
agencies such as the Department of Defense, NASA, NOAA and other U.S.
government and commercial entities. The company develops and manufactures
spacecraft, advanced instruments and sensors, components, data exploitation
systems and RF solutions for strategic, tactical and scientific applications.
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beverage, food and household products customers, and of aerospace and other
technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation
and its subsidiaries employ more than 14,500 people worldwide and reported
2011 sales of more than $8.6 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other
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events or otherwise. Key risks and uncertainties are summarized in filings
with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Exhibit 99.2 in our
Form 10-K, which are available on our website and at Factors that
might affect our packaging segments include fluctuation in product demand and
preferences; availability and cost of raw materials; competitive packaging
availability, pricing and substitution; changes in climate and weather; crop
yields; competitive activity; failure to achieve anticipated productivity
improvements or production cost reductions; mandatory deposit or other
restrictive packaging laws; changes in major customer or supplier contracts or
loss of a major customer or supplier; political instability and sanctions; and
changes in foreign exchange rates or tax rates. Factors that might affect our
aerospace segment include: funding, authorization, availability and returns of
government and commercial contracts; and delays, extensions and technical
uncertainties affecting segment contracts. Factors that might affect the
company as a whole include those listed plus: accounting changes; changes in
senior management; the recent global recession and its effects on liquidity,
credit risk, asset values and the economy; successful or unsuccessful
acquisitions; regulatory action or laws including tax, environmental, health
and workplace safety, including U.S. FDA and other actions affecting products
filled in our containers, or chemicals or substances used in raw materials or
in the manufacturing process; governmental investigations; technological
developments and innovations; goodwill impairment; antitrust, patent and other
litigation; strikes; labor cost changes; rates of return projected and earned
on assets of the company's defined benefit retirement plans; pension changes;
uncertainties surrounding the U.S. government budget and debt limit; reduced
cash flow; interest rates affecting our debt; and changes to unaudited results
due to statutory audits or other effects.

SOURCE Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

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