Scott Ward Joins Aerojet Rocketdyne as Vice President, Engineering

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), announced today that Scott Ward will be joining the company as vice president, Engineering on April 4. Ward is assuming the role following Dr. Marvin Young's retirement from the position after 31 years with the company.

Scott Ward to join Aerojet Rocketdyne as vice president, Engineering on April 4, 2016

Scott Ward to join Aerojet Rocketdyne as vice president, Engineering on April 4, 2016

Ward previously was with United Launch Alliance (ULA) and brings more than 27 years of aerospace engineering leadership, program management, product development and supply chain management experience to the position. Ward most recently served as director of the Engines & Motors team for ULA, with responsibility for all liquid propellant rocket engines and solid propellant rocket motors used in ULA's launch vehicles. Prior to ULA, Ward was the director of Delta IV Development at The Boeing Company.

"I am thrilled to add Scott's caliber of industry expertise and strategic vision to my leadership team," said Aerojet Rocketdyne CEO and President Eileen Drake. "As a long-time customer, Scott not only understands our company and our products, but he brings a unique awareness of where our industry, as a whole, is headed and how Aerojet Rocketdyne's distinctive product line and technological advancements will best be utilized to meet our nation's growing space and defense needs."

Aerojet Rocketdyne is an innovative company delivering solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. Additional information about Aerojet Rocketdyne can be obtained by visiting our websites at www.Rocket.com and www.AerojetRocketdyne.com.