Nanoracks Welcomes First Chief Operating Officer
October 15, 2018 – Houston, Texas – NanoRacks, the market leader for commercial access to low-Earth orbit, is pleased to announce that Stephanie Purgerson has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer. Purgerson, a Colonel in the Texas Army National Guard brings over 28 years of professional commercial and military experience with technical, operational, and strategic leadership.
Most recently, Purgerson served as a Senior Project Manager for the Texas National Guard where she provided executive oversight for special projects which included employee development, joint assignments, joint training, unit alignment resources, and legislative recommendations for joint officers at the state level. Previously, she served as the Division Chief of Strategic Military Personnel Policy where she was the lead for the National Guard Bureau for key strategic personnel policy and legislative initiatives. She also served as a Senior Manager of Supply Chain Operations and Logistics in several Fortune 500 companies.
At NanoRacks, Purgerson will directly oversee each department’s day-to-day activities and provide executive oversight across all engineering projects. Operating out of NanoRacks’ Houston office, Purgerson will bring her combination of extensive leadership experience, operational improvement, and organizational optimization skills to continue pushing NanoRacks as the leader in the commercial space marketplace.
“All of us are thrilled to have Stephanie joining our team,” says NanoRacks CEO Jeffrey Manber. “For me, personally, this is a strong message that at NanoRacks we are growing even faster into new in-space markets, and we are taking the steps now to assure we remain entrepreneurial, agile, yet quality and customer focused. Stephanie’s leadership will help ensure that our team continues to be the best in the business”
“I am very excited to be a member of NanoRacks’ leadership,” says NanoRacks COO Stephanie Purgerson. “I will bring efficient, streamlined, and purposeful direction to our team, all while keeping the focus on NanoRacks’ unparalleled customer service. I look forward to growing our business with the energetic teams across all NanoRacks’ offices and continuing to make space just another place to do business.”
NanoRacks LLC, an XO Markets company, is the world’s first commercial space station company with an existing customer base. The company offers low-cost, high-quality solutions to the most pressing needs for satellite deployment, basic and educational research, and more – both at home and in 30 nations worldwide. Since 2009, Texas-based NanoRacks has truly created new markets and ushered in a new era of in space-services, dedicated to making space just another place to do business.
In 2017, the Company announced their long-term plans via the NanoRacks Space Outpost Program. This program is dedicated to the repurposing of the upper stages of launch vehicles in-space and converting these structures into commercial habitats, both humanly and robotically tended, throughout the solar system.
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