York Space Systems Appoints Melanie Preisser to VP of National Systems

York Space Systems’ platform. Photo: The Denver Post

York Space Systems appointed Melanie Preisser as vice president of national systems. Preisser was most recently vice president of government relations for Stratolaunch Systems where she led all Washington D.C. operations for the company, building integral relationships with government agencies and key officials while advocating for next generation launch and small satellite capabilities for the U.S. government.

“Melanie’s breadth and outstanding record in military and commercial space leadership is unparalleled in the space industry and invaluable to our expanding York team. Her experiences directing remote sensing acquisitions and operations and leading government relations for Stratolaunch are tailor made for us,” said Dirk Wallinger, CEO of York Space Systems. “With the successful launch, on-orbit deployment, and operation of our production spacecraft, we seek to strengthen and expand more strategic partnerships within the federal government.”

“I’ve been fortunate to have gained unique insights from not only my military and government service but also as a commercial space industry executive. Working in industry has made me keenly aware of the importance and challenges of customer communications,” said Melanie Preisser, Vice President of National Systems of York Space Systems. “York is doing something truly innovative for the commercial industry with our S-CLASS platform, and I look forward to creating and deepening partnerships that the US government can leverage for its requirements.”

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