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Eileen P. Drake

Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings

As president and CEO of Aerojet Rocketdyne, Eileen Drake is responsible for defining the company’s vision, guiding the strategic business plan, and building relationships with customers and stakeholders. She joined Aerojet Rocketdyne as chief operating officer. She previously was with United Technologies Corporation as president of Pratt & Whitney AeroPower’s auxiliary power unit and small turbojet propulsion business. Prior to joining UTC, Eileen managed production operations at both the Ford Motor Company and Visteon Corporation, where she was Ford’s product line manager for steering systems and plant manager of Visteon’s fuel system operation. She also served on active duty for seven years as a U.S. Army aviator and airfield commander of Davison Army Airfield in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. She serves on the Board of Governors of the Aerospace Industries Association, on their Executive Committee and on the National Space Council’s Users’ Advisory Group. She holds an MBA from Butler University and a BA from the College of New Rochelle.

Year appointed: 2015

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