Ball Aerospace Appoints Heaton, Campbell and Lystrup to New Washington, D.C. Leadership Roles

 Ball Aerospace Appoints Heaton, Campbell and Lystrup to New Washington, D.C.
                               Leadership Roles

PR Newswire

ARLINGTON, Va., March 6, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies
Corp. has announced new leadership appointments within its Washington
Operations office.





Vonna Weir Heaton has been selected for the newly created position of vice
president and lead executive of Information and Intelligence Solutions.
Additionally, John D. Campbell has been promoted to vice president for
legislative affairs, after serving as director for the past six years.
Campbell and Heaton will report to Vice President and General Manager of
Strategic Operations, Debra Facktor Lepore. The Strategic Operations
organization works to position the company with its markets, customers and
competition to influence and drive the growth of Ball Aerospace.

"Vonna and John bring strong leadership and customer focus to Ball Aerospace,"
said Robert D. Strain, Ball Aerospace president. "They are well known in the
community and will help drive our growth and increase Ball Aerospace's profile
in the market."

Heaton most recently served as special assistant to the deputy director of the
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. In her role at Ball Aerospace, she
will provide primary support to the Systems Engineering Solutions strategic
business unit on strategy and customer engagement for information
services-related programs and opportunities. Heaton earned her bachelor of
arts degree in mathematics from Washington University and a master of science
degree in national resource strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed
Forces at the National Defense University.

Campbell joined Ball Aerospace in 1998 and represents the interests of Ball
Aerospace before Congress ensuring lawmakers are aware of the programs and
policy issues important to the company. He also supports Ball Corporation's
congressional activities. Campbell earned a bachelor of arts degree in
political science from State University of New York at Brockport and holds a
master's degree in public policy from George Mason University.

In a third appointment, Ball Aerospace named Makenzie Lystrup business
development manager for space sciences and technologies, reporting to Carol
Lane, vice president and lead executive for civil and commercial space.
Lystrup most recently served as a congressional science policy fellow for the
American Association for the Advancement of Sciencein the U.S. House of

Lystrup earned her Ph.D. in astrophysics from University College London, and a
bachelor of science degree in physics from Portland State University. She
currently serves on a science advisory committee for the Commercial
Spaceflight Federation and is the incoming chair of the American Astronomical
Society's planetary science policy committee.

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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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and its subsidiaries employ nearly 15,000 people worldwide and reported 2011
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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.

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