David A. King
, Executive Vice President
Dynetics Integrated Systems and Special Programs
David King is Executive Vice President and manager of the operating unit, Integrated Systems and Special Programs, which includes the newly formed Space Systems Division.
Mr. King is also a member of the Dynetics Board of Directors.
He joined the company in April 2009.
has 25 years' experience in space systems development and operations and in running large organizations.
He retired from NASA as the center director of the Marshall Space Flight Center in 2009, where he was responsible for overseeing 7,000 onsite employees and contractors and a $2.7 billion budget.
Mr. King holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of South Carolina and a master's in business administration from the Florida Institute of Technology.
Mr. King is a former Space Shuttle launch director and director of shuttle processing at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
played key roles in more than 100 space shuttle missions during his
tenure at NASA
and led the Columbia Recovery team following the Columbia accident.
then led the Marshall Space Flight Center team through "Return to Flight" efforts and implemented the investigation board recommendations, including implementing "Technical Authority" for all programs at Marshall.
also implemented a comprehensive management system for the Marshall Space Flight Center
, enabling informed business decisions and building a strong management team.
has been recognized for his
leadership and technical achievements and has been awarded the National Space Club Goddard Memorial Trophy, the NASA Medal for Distinguished Service, two NASA Outstanding Leadership Medals and the Distinguished and Meritorious Presidential Rank Awards as a career senior executive.
He serves on the board of directors for the Huntsville Chapter of the National Space Club, The Enrichment Center, Kairos Foundation in Florida and Westminster Christian Academy in Huntsville.