Paul S. Rusnock
Vice President and General Manager
Defense, Space & Security
Paul Rusnock is vice president and general manager of the Satellite Systems organization located within Boeing’s Space and Missile Systems (SMS) business. He oversees and manages the company’s major commercial and government satellite and ground programs for communications, national defense and other missions. Rusnock also is the Boeing executive for the El Segundo site and the Defense, Space & Security executive for the Seal Beach, Calif., site.
Immediately prior to his position as the head of Satellite Systems, Rusnock served as vice president for Boeing’s Satellite Development Center (SDC), which owns the design, development, manufacturing, integration and testing of Boeing-built satellites. Previously, Rusnock served as vice president of National Programs. The division within SMS held responsibility for all national proprietary programs. He was appointed to that position in December 2013.
Prior to this assignment, Rusnock was vice president for Government Space Systems for Space and Intelligence Systems division, overseeing the Wideband Global SATCOM, Global Positioning System, Tracking and Data Relay Satellites, Payload Programs, Experimental Systems Group and Advanced Information Technology programs.
Previously, Rusnock was vice president and program manager for Experimental Systems Group leading several proprietary programs including the X-37 orbital test vehicle program. Rusnock has also served as director of satellite operations for Navigation and Communication Systems, where he had oversight for several government programs including the Mobile User Objective System, the U.S Navy’s next generation narrowband tactical satellite communications system. He has also held several leadership positions in other Boeing proprietary program areas.
Rusnock joined the company in 2001. Prior to Boeing, Rusnock led the commercial spacecraft bus development and production programs at Motorola, successfully implementing lean manufacturing techniques to achieve high rate spacecraft production. He began his career as a guidance, navigation and controls systems engineer at TRW, developing precision pointing systems for proprietary programs. He has more than 25 years of leadership experience with government and commercial programs.
Rusnock received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in mechanical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He also received a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California.
Boeing Commercial Satellite Services
Boeing Satellite Systems International Inc.
Chris Johnson is the vice president of Boeing Commercial Satellite Services. As the leader of this services unit within Boeing Satellite Systems International, he oversees a team of sales, marketing, technical and customer service personnel responsible for the development of innovative solutions for satellite customers by marketing commercial satellite telecommunications services to the U.S. government and other satellite users.
Prior to his current position he was the director of business development for Government Space Systems, a unit of Boeing Space and Missile Systems (SMS), responsible for the business development activities for the current and future navigation, communication, special mission and civil business sectors. He joined Boeing in 2000.
Previously Johnson was the deputy director of business development for National Programs, responsible for strategy development and implementation; campaign management; and the creation and delivery of advocacy and marketing information. He has also held senior manager and chief architect roles, and was responsible for the definition of future space solutions for multiple commercial and government programs.
Johnson received his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Kansas. He also received a master of science degree in systems architecting and engineering, and a master of business administration, both from the University of Southern California.
Donald M. Mackenzie
Director of Operations
Boeing Commercial Satellite Services
Don MacKenzie is the Director of Operations for Boeing Commercial Satellite Services (BCSS), a position he was named to in 2011. BCSS develops innovative solutions for satellite customers by marketing commercial satellite telecommunications services to the U.S. government and other satcom users. MacKenzie is responsible the formulation and execution of BCSS’ strategies and objectives, and oversees operations, finance, procurement and contracts functions.
Most recently, MacKenzie was responsible for the supplier teaming strategy for Boeing’s Inmarsat satellite program, awarded in 2010, and was also the program manager for a large mobile satellite constellation
MacKenzie joined Boeing in 1988 and has held positions of increasing responsibility in the areas of satellite design, program execution, business development and launch services.
He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and a Masters degree in Business Administration, both from California State University, Long Beach.