Gingiss was Chief Operating Officer of Virgin Orbit and had been with the company since 2021.
Aerospace and defence industry veteran Tony Gingiss has joined Terran Orbital as the companys new Chief Operating Officer.
Gingiss brings more than 30 years of aerospace and defence experience in design, production, operations, and leadership to Terran Orbital. He spent more than two decades with Boeing Satellites Systems in roles spanning space, ground, engineering, operations, and leadership. He supported and led programmes across the Commercial, Civil/Defense, and National Security Space Customer sectors. He concluded his time at the defence giant as the Director of Strategic Integration and National Space Communications Programmes.
Subsequently, Gingiss helmed Airbus OneWeb Satellites (AOS) as Chief Executive Officer, where he led Design, Low-Rate-Initial Production, Pilot Launches, and Full Production. Under his leadership, AOS revolutionised a new approach to aerospace manufacturing, building a 100,000-square-foot factory, and scaling production to greater than two satellites per day. Most recently, he served as Chief Operating Officer at Virgin Orbit where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations. His team achieved incredible milestones in the industry such as the first liquid-fueled air-launched rocket, four successful Customer launches, and a first-ever launch from Spaceport Cornwall.
He received his Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University and was awarded Purdues 2019 Outstanding Aerospace Engineer award. He was also awarded a Charles Stark Draper Laboratories Fellowship and received his Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT.
Marc Bell, Co-Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, Terran Orbital, said: We are thrilled Tony has chosen to become a Terran. Tony will bring an innovative and experienced edge to Terran Orbital as we expand our facilities and build out our contracts. We look forward to working with Tony and growing with his guidance.