09 July 2018
MTS is excited to welcome Jerry Cook to the position of Vice President of Aerospace and Technology. Jerry officially joined the MTS team on July 2, 2018, and will manage the company's aerospace business and lead efforts in new technology pursuits.
Jerry recently retired from a 33-year career at NASA where he most recently served as Deputy Manager of NASA's Space Launch System, responsible for planning and execution of all activities during the design, development, manufacturing, test and operations for the SLS with a budget of $2 billion annually. Previously, he was Deputy Director of NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center. Jerry has worked closely with Federal and state congressional members, including serving as the NASA HQ Associate Administrator for Aeronautics and the Legislative Affairs Liaison for the Office of Aerospace Technology.
Jerry has received many awards in his distinguished career including the NASA Silver Snoopy, AIAA Engineer of the Year, NASA Exceptional Achievement Award, and NASA Exceptional Service Award. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alabama, and is a University of Alabama Department of Mechanical Engineering Fellow and a University of Alabama College of Engineering Distinguished Fellow.