SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 24, 2011 – Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE:GY) company, announced today that John Luddy has joined Aerojet to head the Washington, D.C. office.
Since 2002, Mr. Luddy has served as President of Vector Solutions, LLC, providing business development, government relations and legislative advocacy services to top-tier industry and government clients in the national security arena. He has served as special assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs, and as a staff member supporting Chairman Donald Rumsfeld and 12 senior officials on a Congressional commission assessing U.S. national security space issues. His Capitol Hill experience includes service as senior defense policy advisor to Senator Jon Kyl, senior military legislative assistant for National Security Affairs to Senator Bob Smith, and military legislative assistant to Senator Jim Inhofe.
Mr. Luddy began his Washington career as a defense policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation. He is a graduate of Bates College, and holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He served on active duty as a Marine Corps infantry officer, and is a graduate of the U.S. Army’s Ranger and Airborne Schools.
“As Vice President of the Washington, D.C. office, John will direct all government and congressional relations activities in the greater Washington, D.C. area, and will have supervisory responsibility over the full-time and consulting resources that execute those functions,” said GenCorp President and CEO and Aerojet President, Scott Seymour. “All of us here at Aerojet welcome John and look forward to his leadership as we work to gain the necessary insight into the needs of our customers to effectively contribute to their mission success.”
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’ websites at http://www.Aerojet.com and http://www.GenCorp.com.