Ron Lopez

Ron Lopez

President and Managing Director
Astroscale, U.S.

Ron joined Astroscale U.S. as President and Managing Director in April 2019 to lead the company’s business operations in the United States.

Ron brings over 30 years of government and industry experience, encompassing systems engineering, program management, sales and marketing, technology/research and development management, and strategy formulation.

Ron started his career as an Intelligence Officer in the United States Air Force, 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 business development activities for the Network & Space Systems division throughout the Asia Pacific 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.

In 2022, Ron was appointed to the U.S. National Space Council’s Users’ Advisory Group by the Office of the Vice President, and in late 2023 he was appointed to the Aerospace Industries Association’s (AIA) Executive Committee. He has spent more than half his career 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

Related Sessions

Space Law and Regulation Track

Monday, April 8, 2024

9:30 am - 5:00 pm