Salvatore T. “Tory” Bruno

President & Chief Executive Officer
United Launch Alliance (ULA)

Tory is the CEO of United Launch Alliance (ULA). Under his leadership, ULA has transformed into a competitive powerhouse that is shaping the future of space launch by making it more affordable, accessible and introducing revolutionary new capabilities to meet the challenges of the future.

Over the past 35 years, Tory has developed and fielded dozens of critical defense and space launch systems that form the backbone of America’s national security and her efforts in space exploration. He has a deep history in Missile Defense, Strategic Deterrence, and Space Launch. Tory is also an expert in several rocketry and hypersonic technologies and holds multiple related patents.

He is a tireless advocate for the industry, sharing his passion for space technology and his vision of a self-sustaining human presence beyond earth. Tory is also a strong communicator on space. His social media presence is legendary world-wide and is an inspiration to many.

Tory is an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Fellow, a member of the DoD Defense Innovation Board Space Advisory Committee, and serves as a member of the National Space Council Users’ Advisory Group.

Tory is also an awardee of the Von Braun Trophy, a holder of the von Karman Medal, and a member of the Space & Satellite Professionals International Hall of Fame.

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