Mr. Bradley Schneider is the Executive Vice President/General Manager of USA Operations for Rocket Lab USA, Inc., a premier institute for innovative space systems with operations in the United States and New Zealand. In this role, he is responsible for day-to-day operations and development of all U.S. activities including the U.S. manufacturing and production of the Electron Launch Vehicle. Mr. Schneider has 35 years of experience in the aerospace and defense industry, focusing the last decade and a half on the development of small satellite and small launch vehicle technologies.
Mr. Schneider has performed senior leadership roles as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager for very successful start-up/private companies and extensive public sector experience with Lockheed Martin Corporation and Raytheon. As a senior executive of innovative high technology Aerospace and Defense Company’s dedicated to the design, development and manufacturing of state-of-the-art systems, Mr. Schneider has been committed to reducing the cost of access to space. In addition, Mr. Schneider held key roles within Small ICBM, Peacekeeper, Cassini, Pathfinder, Stardust, Genesis, Mars Surveyor and others totaling 15 major space flight programs.
Mr. Schneider received a B.S. degree in Finance and Accounting from Brigham Young University. He has been recognized by NASA, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Wharton Business School and Inc. 500 for outstanding leadership and achievement.