Redwire has named Al Tadros as the firm’s Chief Growth Officer and EVP of Space Infrastructure, effective August 24.
As a thought leader in on-orbit servicing, assembly and manufacturing, Mr. Tadros will advance development, increase adoption, and build momentum for Redwire’s mission-enabling capabilities within civil, defense and commercial space sectors. Tadros will lead Redwire’s long-term growth strategy and business development activities, positioning the company for accelerated growth and market expansion. He will report to Redwire Chief Operating Officer Andrew Rush.
“Al is a respected aerospace thought leader and executive with a proven track record in maturing satellite and space systems programs for exploration and commercial benefits while also driving revenue growth,” said Andrew Rush, COO of Redwire. “By integrating civil space and national security interests, prioritizing our customer’s mission objectives, and advancing our cutting-edge technologies, Al’s leadership will position the company as a global leader in space infrastructure solutions.”
Tadros joins Redwire from Maxar, a leading provider of Earth Intelligence and Space Infrastructure solutions, with $1.7 billion dollars in annual revenue. Tadros served as Vice President of Space Infrastructure and Civil Space at Maxar, formerly Space Systems/Loral (SSL), since 2011. In that role, he led the expansion of Maxar’s satellite business among civil and commercial space customer segments, including securing a $375 million contract for Maxar to develop a solar electric propulsion spacecraft for NASA’s lunar Gateway.
Tadros has more than 30 years of experience in the aerospace industry, spending the past nine years at Maxar as a Vice President. Prior to that, he held leadership positions in program management, systems engineering, and spacecraft guidance navigation and control engineering.
Tadros holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
AE Industrial Partners, LP (“AEI”), a private equity firm specializing in Aerospace, Defense & Government Services, Power Generation and Specialty Industrial markets, launched Redwire in June of 2020 through the combination of portfolio companies Adcole Space, Deep Space Systems and Made in Space. These companies were acquired by AEI earlier this year.