LEADERSHIP

 

A.J. Piplica – Chief Executive Officer

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 of the Advanced Concepts Group with the Engineering division of SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc. He has a strong background in aerospace systems design, including spacecraft, launch vehicles, and hypersonic aircraft. Specific projects led by Mr. Piplica include design and analysis of air-launched rocket concepts and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) studies in support of Air Force Research Laboratory Reusable Booster System. Further, his past experience includes work for Jacobs Engineering at NASA's Johnson Space Center in the Aerothermal and Flight Dynamics Group. Along with his diverse technical background, his blend of business skills helps support GO in both strategic decision making and interfacing with customers and investors. Mr. Piplica holds both Master's and Bachelor's degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology focused in aerodynamics and fluid mechanics, supplemented by a certificate in entrepreneurship. Additionally, he is a member of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

 


 

Jordan Shulman – Chief Financial Officer

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 last half of 2013. During this internship Mr. Shulman and Mr. Piplica represented GO in the NewSpace Business Plan Competition that resulted in a first place prize among 50 companies. He has been an integral member of past start-ups in engineering, operational, and manufacturing managerial functions. Mr. Shulman holds two Bachelor's degrees from the University of Maine in Civil Engineering and Economics. Additionally, he has received two Master's degrees; a Master of Engineering Management from Duke University and a Master of Structural Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.