President & Managing Director, Astroscale U.S.
Ron Lopez joined Astroscale as Managing Director in April 2019 to lead the company’s business operations in the United States.
Ron brings over 25 years of government and industry experience, encompassing systems engineering, program management, sales and marketing, and strategy formulation.
Ron started his career as an intelligence officer in the United States Air Force. He served in a variety of leadership positions with the Air Intelligence Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, and the National Security Agency, eventually serving as the focal point for Space Situational Awareness capability development at Air Force Space Command’s Space Control Division. He then joined Boeing and worked on various programs as a Systems Engineering Manager within Boeing Research & Technology and Phantom Works and led region. Prior to joining Astroscale, Ron led the Defense Asia Pacific sales team at Honeywell Aerospace, helping the company achieve significant sales growth and expansion into new markets.
Over half of Ron’s career has been spent working and living in Japan, and he is an active member of The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation’s U.S.-Japan Space Forum.
Ron earned a Bachelor of Science degree from The United States Air Force Academy in 1993.