LUNCHEON: MAY 21 » 11:30am-1:30pm - University Club

Tory Bruno
President & CEO of United Launch Alliance

Tory Bruno Salvatore T. “Tory” Bruno is the president and CEO of United Launch Alliance (ULA), a 50-50 joint venture between Lockheed Martin Corp. and Boeing Co. that was formed in 2006 to provide reliable, cost-efficient access to space for U.S. government missions.

Prior to joining ULA in 2014, Bruno served as the vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin Strategic and Missile Defense Systems, a leading provider of ballistic missile and ballistic missile defense systems to the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.K. Royal Navy and Ministry of Defence. Programs he supervised included the Navy’s Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) and the Air Force’s intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Reentry Systems. He also managed Lockheed Martin’s responsibilities in Atomic Weapons Establishment Management Ltd., a joint venture that produces and safely maintains the U.K.’s nuclear weapons.

Since joined Lockheed Martin in 1984, he has held a number of leadership and engineering positions involving design and analysis of control systems for rockets and hypersonic reentry vehicles. He holds several patents.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the California Polytechnic State University, in San Luis Obispo, Calif., and has completed graduate courses and management programs at Harvard University, Santa Clara University, the Wye River Institute, San Jose State University and the Defense Acquisition University.

Bruno is a companion of the Naval Order of the United States, a member of the Navy League and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. He served on the National Blue Ribbon Panel for Bettering Engineering & Science Education and as Chairman of the Diversity Council of Lockheed Martin Space Systems.


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