BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Sept. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- European Space Propulsion (ESP), an Aerojet Rocketdyne company, announced today that Paul Sinton has joined the company as the Managing Director for its ESP subsidiary. In his role, Paul will manage and direct the operations of ESP as they bring online the manufacturing and test capabilities for producing propulsion products in the European market. Current plans are for operational manufacturing to be ready early in 2014.
"Paul brings an impressive record of success to lead our European Space Propulsion subsidiary from our current initial foothold into full manufacturing and test capability," said Aerojet Rocketdyne Vice President of Space Systems, Warren Yasuhara. "Hiring Paul represents the next step in our commitment to a strong European identity and leveraging Aerojet Rocketdyne's legacy of propulsion and international collaboration to lower costs and enhance customer support."
Mr. Sinton brings a great expertise with more than 27 years of experience in analysis, test and senior program management with Thales Air Defense in Belfast. He is a graduate of The Queens University of Belfast with a Bachelor's degree in Aeronautical Engineering and a Master of Science in Major Project Management from Newcastle University.
About European Space Propulsion
European Space Propulsion (ESP), located in Belfast, Northern IrelandUK, is a new entrant to the European space propulsion market. ESP provides Aerojet Rocketdyne heritage products and services for in-space propulsion through its relationship with European manufacturing and test organization, Thales Air Defense Ltd., also based in Belfast. Additional information about ESP can be obtained by visiting the company's website at http://www.espdeltav.co.uk/.
About Aerojet Rocketdyne
Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments sectors for both domestic and international markets. Find out more about the new Aerojet Rocketdyne at http://www.Rocket.com.