SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE:GY) company, today announced that Mark Tucker will join the company as senior vice president of Enterprise Operations and Engineering.
In this role, Tucker primarily will be responsible for planning and developing the overall strategies for multiple functions including manufacturing operations, engineering, supply chain and materiel management, as well as quality assurance. Tucker also will lead efforts to implement and integrate the processes, systems engineering and affordability initiatives across all 16 Aerojet Rocketdyne sites around the country.
Tucker previously spent 30 years with Northrop Grumman, most recently as vice president of special programs for the Aerospace Systems Sector.
"Mark comes to us with extensive experience in the aerospace and defense industry, and I'm excited to welcome him to our senior leadership team," said Warren M. Boley, Jr., Aerojet Rocketdyne president. "His diverse background in long-range strategic planning, global supply chain management and quality assurance aligns perfectly with the future-state vision for our company."
Tucker holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Operations from California State University, San Jose, and a Master's degree in Business Administration, from California State University, Long Beach. He is also a graduate of the Executive Marketing Program, University of California, Los Angeles, and of the Executive Financial Analysis Program at Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.
Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. GenCorp is a diversified company that provides innovative solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense, energy and real estate markets. Additional information about Aerojet Rocketdyne and GenCorp can be obtained by visiting the companies' websites at www.Rocket.com and www.GenCorp.com.