Addition of Experienced Leadership Strengthens Company for Entry into SmallSat Launch Market
COCOA, Fla., April 23, 2021 - Vaya Space announced that Jack Blood has joined the corporate team as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. In this role, Blood will lead the sales, marketing, and business development efforts as they transition into small satellite global launch operations.
"Jack Blood is a welcomed addition to our executive leadership team," said Grant Begley, Chief Executive Officer of Vaya Space. "His extensive experience in the aerospace and defense industry will greatly benefit the company."
A military veteran, former officer and aviator, Blood joins Vaya Space with more than twenty years of experience as a successful business executive and management consultant.
Previously, he was Vice President of Business Development & Strategy for a U.S. Subsidiary of HCL Technologies. Blood has held positions of significant responsibility with companies such as Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, and Honeywell.
"I'm excited to join the talented Vaya Space team. They are poised to revolutionize the path to space," said Jack Blood. "I've watched their growth and transition and am eager to bring my expertise."
Blood is respected in the industry as an experienced and successful executive with a deep understanding of aerospace and defense. As a collaborative leader and problem solver, Blood's hiring comes at a strategic time for the company as they begin developing contacts for their upcoming engine sales and small satellite launches.
Vaya Space Chief Strategy Officer Sean Mirsky, stated, "Jack has demonstrated impressive skills to date. He has refined our go-to-market strategy, ensuring that we emerge as a market disruptor in the small satellite launch services sector. We are pleased to have Jack on our team and look forward to his continued contributions and leadership."
About Vaya Space: Vaya Space is a hybrid rocket propulsion and SmallSat launch company leveraging advances in additive manufacturing to redefine the cost, performance, and safety of space access. With a build, integrate, and launch-ready cycle of less than 30 days, Vaya Space is capable of launching payloads greater than 1,000 kg into Low Earth Orbit (LEO), and payloads greater than 600 kg into Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO). Positioned to serve the global market, Vaya Space is now accepting launch reservations for 2023.