Orion Wingfield

Orion Wingfield is a Mechanical Engineer at Generation Orbit Launch Services. His primary responsibilities are the design, analysis, integration, and testing of ground and flight hardware. Orion previously worked at Butler America, supporting Sikorsky aircraft as a stress analysis engineer. At Butler, he supported static and fatigue analysis for metallic and composite airframe structures, gained […]


Michael Smayda

Dr. Michael Smayda serves as the Lead Aerodynamics Engineer at Generation Orbit and is responsible for the aerodynamic, aerothermal, and aeroelastic design, analysis, and testing for the GOLauncher family of vehicles. Previously Dr. Smayda worked at SpaceX as a Senior Aerodynamics Engineer on an assortment of problems related to ascent and reentry/landing of the Falcon […]


David Lambeth

David M Lambeth joined Generation Orbit as a Senior Flight Software Engineer. Prior to his position with Generation Orbit, David worked for Lockheed Martin in California for ten years on navigation, guidance, and flight software for hypersonic reentry vehicles and long-range missile interceptors. In 2016 he designed and tested flight control systems for Zipline International, […]


Skyler Shuford

Mr. Skyler Shuford serves as the Lead Guidance, Navigation, and Control Engineer at Generation Orbit. In this capacity, Mr. Shuford leads design, simulation, and testing of the guidance, navigation, and control system for the GOLauncher family of vehicles. He is also responsible for the definition, design, development, and verification of flight and ground support software. […]


Glenn Case

Mr. E. Glenn Case IV serves as a Senior Engineer at Generation Orbit. Mr. Case is responsible for a host of tasks including the design, analysis, manufacture, and integration of launch vehicle primary and secondary structures, fluid systems, and propulsion systems. Previously, Mr. Case worked at Blue Origin as a Propulsion Design and Development Engineer […]


John R. Olds, Ph.D., P.E.

Dr. John R. Olds is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Generation Orbit Launch Services, Inc. Dr. Olds is also the founder and currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Principal Engineer of SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc. (SEI). Dr. Olds has over 20 years of experience in the aerospace sector, including positions in private consulting, large aerospace […]


A.J. Piplica

Mr. Anthony J. Piplica is Chief Executive¬†Officer (CEO) of Generation Orbit Launch Services, Inc. Mr. Piplica is responsible for a wide range of technical systems design and analysis, strategic technical and financial planning, fostering of customer and partner relationships, and securing financing to fund near-term research and development efforts. He is also currently a member […]


Jordan Shulmam

Mr. Jordan Shulman is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Generation Orbit Launch Services, Inc. Mr. Shulman performs managerial and business development duties in addition to a modest engineering role. Chief responsibilities include financial modeling, budgeting, contracting, and accounting. He previously served as GO’s Financial Manager after completing his business internship with GO through the […]