Speakers

Fred Wilson

Fred Wilson
Director of Business Development, Aerojet Rocketdyne
Fred Wilson is the Director of Business Development and Marketing at Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Redmond, Washington facility; which is the Center of Excellence facility for In-Space Propulsion within Aerojet Rocketdyne, and in fact the world’s leading supplier of In-Space Propulsion. Fred has been at the Aerojet Rocketdyne Redmond facility for 29 years, and has held leadership positions in Engineering, Program Management and Business Development. The Redmond facility has been producing rocket engines for satellites for nearly 50 years with an astounding 16,000 flight rocket engines delivered from the facility, and up until very recently was the largest space business employer in Washington state. So Fred brings a lot of history and perspective to our Uniquely Seattle forum. There is no other company in the world that has sent rocket engines to every planet in the solar system, built the only propulsion systems to exit our solar system (Voyager 1 and 2), and supported every spacecraft landing on the moon and Mars. Fred holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University and a Masters of Science in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Washington