JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Redwire Corporation (NYSE: RDW), a leader in space infrastructure for the next generation space economy, announced today that veteran aerospace executive G. Allen Flynt has been hired as Senior Vice President of Space Platforms and Robotics.
In this role, Flynt will leverage over 35 years of industry experience to drive development of new Redwire solutions and systems to support the growing space industry. Flynt will manage Redwire’s growing portfolio of critical technologies enabling human spaceflight missions, platforms, and space robotics.
“Allen is a proven leader with a wealth of industry experience and customer insight that will make an immediate impact on our growth strategy as Redwire continues to deliver the critical capabilities enabling humans to explore, live, and work in space,” said Redwire Chairman and CEO Peter Cannito. “Under Allen’s leadership, we are confident that Redwire’s next-gen technologies will support the growing needs of our government and commercial customers.”
Flynt joins Redwire from Collins Aerospace, where he led the Civil Space and Sea Systems business for a decade, executing a focused growth strategy and nearly doubling the segment’s revenue from $250 million to $500 million over the course of his tenure. At Collins, Flynt managed a robust human spaceflight mission portfolio, which included providing key life support, air revitalization, power generation, power management, and distribution and thermal control systems for major government and commercial programs including the International Space Station (ISS), NASA’s Orion spacecraft, and Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft.
Prior to joining Collins Aerospace, Flynt had a decorated 21-year career at NASA, where he held various senior positions including Director of the EVA (extravehicular activity) Office, Deputy Center Director at Ames Research Center, and Director of Mission Operations at Johnson Space Center. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University.
Flynt’s hiring follows Redwire’s recent announcement that the company plans to build a state-of-the-art Microgravity Payload Development and Space Operations facility in Floyd County, Indiana. Redwire has developed over 20 research facilities for the ISS with 10 currently operating on-orbit enabling cutting-edge R&D and the company anticipates increased demand for these innovative capabilities as commercial utilization grows.
Redwire Corporation (NYSE: RDW) is a global leader in mission critical space solutions and high reliability components for the next generation space economy, with valuable intellectual property for solar power generation, in-space 3D printing and manufacturing, avionics, critical components, sensors, digital engineering and space-based biotechnology. We combine decades of flight heritage with an agile and innovative culture. Our “Heritage plus Innovation” strategy enables us to combine proven performance with new, innovative capabilities to provide our customers with the building blocks for the present and future of space infrastructure. For more information, please visit redwirespace.com.