Rolf Ziesing Joins General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems as Vice President, Programmes
SAN DIEGO. General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems announced March 28 that Rolf Ziesing has joined the organisation as vice president of Programmes. Mr Ziesing will have overall leadership and day-to-day operations responsibilities for the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG). In addition, Mr Ziesing will be responsible for growth leadership and programme management to transition GA-EMS advanced technologies from concept to application in support of critical undersea domain and weapon systems projects. “We are extremely pleased to have Rolf join the GA-EMS team to help guide the development of a robust EMALS and AAG sustainment capability for on-going support of the Navy's Ford-class carriers, and to help develop the export market for these first-of-kind aircraft carrier launch and recovery technologies,” stated Scott Forney, President of GA-EMS. “In addition, Rolf's proven leadership skills delivering successful outcomes with high consequence projects in diverse business climates are well suited to advance our strategic growth initiatives targeting surface and undersea programmes and technologies supporting our nation's military operations.” Prior to joining GA-EMS, Ziesing was vice president of National Security Programmes and vice president of Nuclear Equipment manufacturing at BWX Technologies, where he successfully led a $350 million business segment comprising multiple sites manufacturing nuclear reactor components for the US Government.