Dr. Dave Kaufman

Dr. Dave Kaufman

Dr. Dave Kaufman has more than 25 years of engineering and management experience in the aerospace industry and government space. He joined Ball Aerospace in 2000, and has held several leadership positions. He served as Vice President (VP) and general manager of the National Defense Strategic Business Unit from 2013 to 2019, when he was named COO in January 2020.

Kaufman received a B.S. in mathematics from Willamette University, a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, and an M.S. and Ph. D in mechanical engineering from the California Institute of Technology.