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Redwire Names Stanley Kennedy, Jr. as Chief Architect

Redwire, a new leader in mission critical space solutions and high reliability components for the next generation space economy, announced today that Stanley Kennedy, Jr. has been appointed as the company’s Chief Architect, effective January 20, 2021. 

In this expanded role, Mr. Kennedy will oversee the development of the company’s system of systems architecture to support Redwire’s business goals and technology maturation priorities.  Additionally, Mr. Kennedy will oversee proposal development and establish an architectural roadmap for the company, maintaining awareness of the organization’s evolving portfolio, technology advancements and internal research.  

“To deliver cutting-edge solutions to our customers, Redwire is committed to maintaining a world-class technology portfolio through our robust innovation ecosystem,” said Redwire Chairman and CEO Peter Cannito. “Stan’s success and strong leadership in the aerospace industry, along with his keen insight into space technology, will ensure that Redwire is positioned to deliver on our mission of transforming the future of space infrastructure.” 

“It is a privilege to support Redwire in this exciting new role, and I am looking forward to supporting the company’s continued growth alongside a very capable team of industry leaders,” said Mr. Kennedy. “Redwire’s pioneering space technology is not only delivering innovative solutions for our customers’ biggest challenges in space but is also key to building the much-needed space infrastructure of the future.”  

As an experienced aerospace executive with over thirty-six years of direct, hands-on experience in aerospace engineering, Mr. Kennedy has held technical and executive positions with Oakman Aerospace, Comtech AeroAstro, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, and Lockheed-Martin Space Systems Company. Mr. Kennedy comes to Redwire from Oakman Aerospace, Inc. (OAI), where he was Co-Founder, President, and Chief Systems Engineer. OAI was acquired by Redwire in January 2021.  

Mr. Kennedy is an Associate Fellow and Lifetime member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) serving at both the regional and national levels. He holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from California State Polytechnic University, and an M.S. in Engineering Management from the University of Colorado.   

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About Redwire 
Redwire is a new leader in mission critical space solutions and high reliability components for the next generation space economy. With decades of flight heritage combined with the agile and innovative culture of a commercial space platform, Redwire is uniquely positioned to assist its customers in solving the complex challenges of future space missions. For more information, please visit

About Oakman Aerospace
Founded in July 2012, Oakman Aerospace, Inc. (OAI) is dedicated to providing cutting-edge products and services related to space systems architectures, spacecraft and satellite design and development, and mission payload and data distribution services. As a global provider of space-based solutions, OAI offers complete end-to-end capabilities for customers, teammates, and stakeholders. OAI was acquired by Redwire in January 2021. More information can be found at