Peter McGrath Director, Global Sales and Marketing, Space Exploration Space and Launch The Boeing Company


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Peter McGrath is Global Sales & Marketing director for the Space Exploration business in Space and Launch, part of Boeing Defense, Space & Security. He is responsible for leading a business development team in shaping, extending, and capturing business in support of human space exploration missions.

Prior to assuming his current role in July 2010, McGrath was program manager for the U.S. Army’s Brigade Combat Team Modernization (BCTM) Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) program and led the capture and program startup of the fixed-price production contract for BCTM. He returned to this position in October 2009 after originally functioning as the program manager for the initial LRIP proposal efforts in 2007/2008 and serving under the Production organization supporting the Non Line-of-Sight Cannon (NLOS-C) Special Interest Program proposal and core development program restructure activities.

Before working on the BCTM program, McGrath was senior manager of Business Development for the Space Based Space Surveillance (SBSS) and Space Situational Awareness (SSA) programs. His responsibilities encompassed supporting the program manager and the U.S. Air Force in restructuring the program, implementing program best practices, supporting user community and Capitol Hill briefings, and creating solutions to expand the capabilities of the existing program to support mission area requirements.

McGrath’s background covers more than 29 years in related Department of Defense, NASA, and commercial businesses. Previous assignments included senior manager of Business Development Marketing Operations for Air Force Space Systems, senior manager of Business Development Marketing Operations for Launch and Satellite Systems, customer engineer for Boeing Launch Services (Delta and Sea Launch Programs), liaison engineer for Delta IV Upper Stage, and project engineer in the Phantom Works Composite Structures Research and Development group. McGrath started his career as a structural analyst on the International Space Station program, working in increasing levels of responsibility from program start-up through early production and system qualification testing.

McGrath holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Southern California and two master’s degrees: one in aerospace structures/composites from California State University, Long Beach, and one in business administration with an emphasis in finance from the University of Southern California.