Rolf Ziesing Joins General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems as Vice President, Programs

SAN DIEGO, CA, 28 MARCH 2017 - General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that Mr. Rolf Ziesing has joined the organization as vice president of Programs. 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 program 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 programs and technologies supporting our nation’s military operations.”

Prior to joining GA-EMS, Mr. Ziesing was vice president of National Security Programs and vice president of Nuclear Equipment manufacturing at BWX Technologies, where he successfully led a $350M business segment comprising multiple sites manufacturing nuclear reactor components for the U.S. Government. Mr. Ziesing also worked at Westinghouse, where he held key positions including: Director Quality, US/Asia Nuclear Fuel Operations; Director US AP1000 Licensing; and Director, AP1000 Site Operations and Licensing at Vogtle 3&4. Mr. Ziesing began his career as an officer in the U.S. Navy working at Naval Reactors headquarters in Washington D.C. Follow-on assignments culminated with Mr. Ziesing’s appointment as Senior Executive Service appointment in the National Nuclear Security Administration, serving as the senior on-site Naval Reactors Representative at the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, the Electric Boat Shipyard, and the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Groton, CT.

About General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) Group is a global leader in the research, design, and manufacture of first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS’ history of research, development and technology innovation has led to an expanding portfolio of specialized products and integrated system solutions supporting aviation, space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy, and processing and monitoring applications for critical defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide.

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