Ball Aerospace Realigns Civil and Operational Space Business Units

      Ball Aerospace Realigns Civil and Operational Space Business Units

PR Newswire

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 4, 2013

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies
Corp. announced today three leadership appointments and an organizational
structure change that will position operating sectors for improved customer




Effective January 2, Ball's Civil and Operational Space business unit will
become two separate business units: Civil Space and Technology led by Vice
President and General Manager Jim Oschmann; and Operational Space led by Vice
President and General Manager Cary Ludtke.

Oschmann will spearhead Ball's science and technology development objectives
for civil customers, while Ludtke will continue his leadership of company
programs that include the nation's civil weather system, the Joint Polar
Satellite System, and the Operational Land Imager. A third change includes the
appointment of Rob Freedman as vice president and general manager for Tactical
Solutions, the business unit previously led by Oschmann.

Oschmann joined Ball in 2004, and has a long history in the industry's science
community, serving on review panels and advisory boards for NASA, the National
Science Foundation and the Association of Universities for Research in
Astronomy. In the new position, Oschmann will be responsible for programs
that include the James Webb Space Telescope, Green Propellant Infusion Mission
and Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution.

Ludtke has held numerous positions of leadership in his nearly 30 years at
Ball Aerospace. He will continue to develop strategies to expand the company's
commercial and international opportunities while overseeing existing programs
including WorldView-3, FalconEye, Sentinel, the Geostationary Environment
Monitoring Spectrometer, and the Geostationary Ocean Color Imager II.

Freedman's aerospace career spans more than three decades. Since joining Ball,
he has served in a variety of management roles, most recently as Ball's
director for RF applications and strategic initiatives. He has worked as a
program manager, capture lead, business area manager and as an advanced
systems manager, and his background includes 28 years as a naval aviator.

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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company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
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.

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