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Dr Dave Kaufman named Chief Operating Officer, Ball Aerospace

(29 October 2019 - Ball Aerospace) Ball Aerospace announced today that Dr. Dave Kaufman has been named chief operating officer, effective January 1, 2020.

Kaufman joined Ball Aerospace in 2000 as Senior Program and Capture Manager, National Security Space. Since 2013, he has served as vice president and general manager of the National Defense Strategic Business Unit, where he has made a significant impact.

“The Aerospace business continues to deliver on its growth ambitions,” said Rob Strain, president, Ball Aerospace. “Dave’s strong business acumen, customer-centric mindset, successful program execution, and authentic leadership approach will help continue to build strong collaboration across our customer community.”

Mark Healy, currently vice president of the National Intelligence Systems Mission Area within National Defense, will succeed Kaufman as vice president and general manager of the National Defense Strategic Business Unit. Healy has more than 30 years of experience in the U.S. Army and aerospace and commercial industry sectors.

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About Ball Corporation

Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable aluminum packaging solutions for beverage, personal care and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 17,500 people worldwide and reported 2018 net sales of $11.6 billion.