SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), today announced that John Schneider has been appointed vice president of Quality & Mission Assurance (Q&MA). He succeeds Jerry Tarnacki who was recently named senior vice president of the company's Space Business Unit.
Schneider joined Aerojet Rocketdyne in July 1988 and has served in a variety of leadership positions over the last 28 years, most recently as site director for the Los Angeles facility since December 2013.
In his new role as vice president of Q&MA, Schneider will report directly to Chief Operating Officer Mark Tucker and will work closely with Aerojet Rocketdyne's 14 sites and various Space and Defense programs to drive continued implementation of the company's new operating system, build on the company's culture of quality, and improve Q&MA systems and processes across the enterprise.
"John's exceptional attention to detail and his vast experience in operations and quality leadership make him a natural fit for this new role," said Tucker. "John has continuously instilled a ‘value added' culture within the organization, resulting in demonstrated success in fulfilling customer expectations and driving performance goals."
Schneider holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, and serves on the board of directors for the Aerojet Rocketdyne Foundation.
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.