Ball Aerospace Hires Facktor Lepore to Lead Washington Operations

      Ball Aerospace Hires Facktor Lepore to Lead Washington Operations

PR Newswire

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 23, 2013

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies
Corp. today announced the appointment of Debra Facktor Lepore to the newly
created position of vice president and general manager of Washington
Operations. Effective Jan. 15, Lepore will lead Ball's Washington operations,
corporate communications and strategic planning, reporting to President and
CEO, David L. Taylor.



"Ball Aerospace continues to increase its position in the market and its
presence in the Washington, DC area," said Taylor. "The hiring of Debra
Facktor Lepore is a key part of that strategy."

In her role, Lepore will be responsible for increasing Ball Aerospace's
profile in the industry and market as well as facilitating collaboration
across the company. She will also be the company's senior executive in the
Washington, DC area.

"Debra's entrepreneurial, business and technical skills create an excellent
match for Ball as we build upon recent growth in several markets including
intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, operational weather and
tactical defense," added Ball Aerospace Chief Operating Officer, Rob Strain.

Lepore, president of the aerospace consulting firm, DFL Space LLC, brings 25
years of industry experience to the position, nearly all of which involved
start-up projects or companies. An industry professor at Stevens Institute of
Technology in Hoboken, N.J., she led the Master's of Engineering in Technical
Leadership program, and served as Director of Strategic Programs for the
Systems Engineering Research Center. Lepore is the previous president of
AirLaunch LLC. Earlier in her career she served as vice president of Business
Development and Strategic Planning for Kistler Aerospace Corporation and as
Chief of Moscow Operations for ANSER's Center for International Aerospace

Lepore is an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and
Astronautics and an Academician of the International Academy of Astronautics.
She also is a leader in numerous industry organizations, including Women in
Aerospace and the FAA's Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee.

Lepore earned bachelor's and master's degrees in aerospace engineering from
the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. A complete biography of Lepore
can be viewed at:

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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Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) is a supplier of high quality packaging for
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 approximately 15,000 people worldwide
and reported 2011 sales of more than $8.6 billion. For the latest Ball news
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and financial performance. Words such as "expects," "anticipates, "
"estimates" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking
statements. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could
cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied. The
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.

SOURCE Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

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