Company s Employee Honored for Leading Flawless Execution of Two
Successful CRS Missions to the International Space Station
Medal is One of NASA s Most Prestigious Agency Honor Awards
DULLES, Va.Jul. 8, 2015--
Orbital ATK, Inc. (NYSE:OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense
technologies, today announced that Frank DeMauro, Vice President of
Human Space Systems for the Civil and Defense Division of Orbital ATK s
Space Systems Group, was awarded NASA s Exceptional Public Service
Medal. This esteemed honor, approved by NASA Administrator Charlie
Bolden, recognizes non-government employees for outstanding performance
and contributions to NASA projects, programs or initiatives.
Orbital ATK's Frank DeMauro receives the NASA Exceptional Public Service Medal from Johnson Space Center Director Ellen Ochoa. (Photo: Business Wire)
DeMauro was honored for his distinguished aerospace career and flawless
execution of two successful Orbital ATK Commercial Resupply Services
(CRS) missions to the International Space Station (ISS). He received the
award on July 7 at ceremonies honoring recipients of several NASA public
service awards at the Johnson Space Center.
The Exceptional Public Service Medal is one of the highest awards NASA
gives to non-government employees, said Frank Culbertson, President of
Orbital ATK Space Systems Group. This is a terrific honor for Frank
DeMauro that validates his ability to build beneficial relationships
with teams and customers, and acknowledges his superb leadership skills.
NASA s ISS Program Office nominated DeMauro for the Exceptional Public
Service Medal. To be considered for the honor, candidates must fulfill
several criteria that include the following:
a sustained performance making a significant improvement to NASA
deliverables, operations or its image;
a record of achievements setting a benchmark for other non-government
contributors to follow; and
services making a lasting impact on NASA s success.
I am honored to receive this distinguished award, said DeMauro. I am
also humbled at having been nominated by my NASA customer, and accept
this award on behalf of my entire team for their dedication to making
this program a success. I value the relationship we ve built on this
contract, and I look forward to continuing that in the future.
DeMauro has overseen the development, production and delivery of
multiple Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft and has managed the overall
Commercial Orbital Transportation System (COTS) and CRS contracts for
the company since 2009. He also manages a multi-unit team and
coordinates activity with the Orbital ATK Antares launch vehicle
program. Through the COTS and CRS programs in partnership with NASA,
Orbital ATK and DeMauro have supported the Agency s goal to build a
strong commercial space industry with safe, reliable and affordable
access to low Earth orbit.
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About Orbital ATK
Orbital ATK is a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies.
The company designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation
systems for customers around the world, both as a prime contractor and
merchant supplier. Its main products include launch vehicles and related
propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense
electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition;
satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced
aerospace structures. Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, Orbital ATK
employs more than 12,000 people in 20 states across the U.S. and in
several international locations. For more information, visit www.orbitalatk.com.
Source: Orbital ATK, Inc.
Vicki Cox, 703-406-5663
Systems Group Public Relations
Barron Beneski, 703-406-5528