American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Recognizes Aerojets Roger Myers as a Newly Elected Fellow

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 13, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), along with its board of directors, has named its Redmond-based general manager, Roger Myers, as a 2010 Fellow.

This prestigious election is granted to those who, through a long and distinguished career, have made valuable contributions to the aerospace industry. Myers has worked in the aerospace industry since 1988 and joined the Aerojet team in 2002 when the company purchased General Dynamics Space Propulsion Systems.

Myers accepted the honor last night at a black-tie event held at the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. The event, held annually, awards inspirational individuals who continue to uphold excellent personal and business standards of excellence.

"We congratulate Roger on this wonderful honor," said GenCorp President & CEO and Aerojet President, Scott Seymour. "Following eight years of leading electric propulsion research at NASA Glenn Research Center, Roger joined Aerojet to further the development of these technologies. In addition to his personal contributions in arcjet, Hall, and ion thruster technologies, he has led numerous teams developing electric and chemical flight propulsion systems and next-generation technologies for U.S. and international commercial and government spacecraft."

Aerojet is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader principally serving the missile and space propulsion, defense and armaments markets. GenCorp is a leading technology-based manufacturer of aerospace and defense products and systems with a real estate segment that includes activities related to the entitlement, sale, and leasing of the company's excess real estate assets. Additional information about Aerojet and GenCorp can be obtained by visiting the companies' Web sites at http://www.aerojet.com/ and http://www.gencorp.com/.