Mark Fisher has joined the Schafer team as the Vice President and General Manager for Civil Aerospace and Site Executive for Huntsville Operations. Mark will be focused on expanding Schafer’s business base in the civil aerospace arena. Mark is a renowned expert in propulsion systems, launch vehicle development and space systems engineering and development.

Prior to joining Schafer, Mark worked at Kord Technologies as systems engineering and integration advisor to Boeing’s Chief Engineer for the Space Launch System (SLS). At Dynetics, Inc. Mark was Chief Engineer for Stratolaunch, the commercial launch effort of Paul Allen.

Prior to Dynetics, Mark was Vice President at Orion Propulsion, Inc., and he managed the Dynetics Propulsion Department after Orion was acquired by Dynetics. He also served as Program Director at Miltec Corporation for two advanced military propulsion systems. Mark was a senior manager at NASA for 15 years where he served as engineer/manager for the Orbital Space Plane (OSP) Program Integration Office, manager for the Space Launch Initiative Main Engine Project, engineer for the RS-83 Main Engine Project, as well as manager for X-34, and lead for Fastrac Engine Systems. Mark was the recipient of the NASA Exception al Achievement Medal and the Silver Snoopy award for his contributions to manned space flight. Mark earned his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, and a B.A degree in Natural Sciences and Mathematics from the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.