Mr. Wallinger is a Board Director and the CEO of York Space Systems. York Space Systems was founded to radically improve spacecraft affordability and reliability, transforming and enabling next generation space mission operations worldwide. Today, it is one of the most innovative aerospace companies, specializing in the manufacture of spacecraft platforms, end-to-end customer space collection solutions, cloud-based spacecraft development tools, and real-time web-based mission tasking based out of Denver, CO. Mr. Wallinger believes in the strategic opportunity of space, as not only an intrinsic global collection frontier, but the great potential for space to improve terrestrial life.
An industry expert with extensive experience as the Principal Lead System & Subsystem Engineer on multiple space vehicles, including GeoEye1, ORS-1, Fermi Gamma Ray Observatory, NFIRE, and numerous classified programs. He has successfully executed for a wide range of customers including NASA Goddard, USAF, DoD, NRL, NGA, ORS, and GeoEye (now DigitalGlobe). During employment with industry leaders including Orbital Sciences, General Dynamics, and Lockheed Martin he led Senior Management market assessments, evaluated new market entrance opportunities, set system pricing, and coordinated proposal strategy and messaging for company critical proposals.