Taylor to Retire from Ball's Aerospace Business After 29-Year Career; Strain
Promoted to Lead Ball's Aerospace Business
- David L. Taylor, President and CEO of Ball Aerospace since 2002, is retiring
at the end of March
- Robert D. Strain will lead Ball Aerospace
- Taylor guided Ball's aerospace business during a period of substantial
growth and market expansion
- Strain has been COO of Ball Aerospace since March 2012
BROOMFIELD, Colo., Feb. 4, 2013
BROOMFIELD, Colo., Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL)
today announced that David L. Taylor, president and CEO of Ball Aerospace &
Technologies Corp. for more than a decade, will retire at the end of March
after a 29-year career with the company. Succeeding Taylor will be Robert D.
Strain, who currently is chief operating officer of Ball Aerospace.
"Dave Taylor led a transformation of our aerospace business into an agile,
high-performing aerospace and defense enterprise, guiding its entry into new
customer agencies and growing our aerospace segment sales and profits
significantly since 2002," said John A. Hayes, president and chief executive
officer of Ball Corporation. "This business has played an important role in
Ball Corporation's success over the past decade, and we thank Dave for his
vision and leadership and wish him well in retirement."
Strain, 56, joined Ball Aerospace in March 2012. He has served as director of
NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center and has held leadership roles at The Johns
Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Orbital Sciences Corporation
and Fairchild Space and Defense. Strain will focus on continuing the growth of
Ball Aerospace and solidifying the market gains achieved during Taylor's
"Rob Strain's extensive experience in the private, public and academic
sectors, and his strong record of managing programs and cultivating
relationships, will be key to continuing our tremendous growth trajectory and
helping us achieve our Drive for 10 vision," Hayes said.
Ball Corporation 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 approximately 15,000 people worldwide and reported 2012
sales of more than $8.7 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other
company information, please visit http://www.ball.com.
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