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Sheldon Drobot

Mission Area Lead, Environmental Intelligence & Sustainability, Ball Aerospace

Dr. Sheldon Drobot is the Mission Area Lead for Environmental Intelligence & Sustainability within Ball Aerospace’s Civil Space business unit. In this role, he engages with internal and external teams to develop and execute new projects focused on a simple ambition: do well for the planet, its inhabitants, animals, and ecosystems by creating hardware and software solutions.

Previously, Dr. Drobot worked in new business development and strategic planning for L3Harris Space Systems, where he focused mainly on international projects and connections to Silicon Valley start-ups. He also previously served as a Deputy Director with the National Center for Atmospheric Research’s Research Applications Lab, leading development of the surface transportation and weather program. In this latter role, he received a patent for autonomous vehicle weather systems and presented that work as an invited speaker at TEDx Boulder.

Dr. Drobot received a B.A. and M.A. in geography from the University of Manitoba and a Ph.D. in geosciences (climatology) from the University of Nebraska. He also has an MBA from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado, where he earned first in class honors and currently serves on the Leeds University Alumni Board.

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