NewSpace 2011 will again be held in Silicon Valley again this year
Bruce Pittman is the President of the Silicon Valley Space Club and a Founding Member of the Alliance For Commercial Enterprise in Space, and has been involved in high technology product development, project management and system engineering for over 30 years. He spent 11 years working at the NASA Ames Research Center working on a number of flight projects including Pioneer Venus, IRAS, and several advanced studies programs, and is now back at Ames under a Space Act Agreement as the Director, Flight Projects for the NASA Commercial Space Portal/ACES. He has also worked with NASA as a consultant on a number of projects including the High Speed Civil Transport (1997-1998), the Lunar/Mars program (1989-1991) and Space Shuttle Processing (1987-1988). Startups and early stage companies have always been very alluring for Bruce and he has participated in a number of such efforts including SpaceHab, Kistler Aerospace, New Focus, Product Factory, Prometheus II Ltd., and Industrial Sound and Motion. Bruce was a founding team member of both SpaceHab and Kistler Aerospace which have raised more than $700 million in private financing and Bruce helped New Focus grow from 150 people to 2000 people in 2 years and where revenues increased from $25 million to $150 million including a very successful IPO. Bruce co-founded Profit Engineering Technologies a high tech consulting firm in 1994 to develop tools and methodologies to assist project teams and organizations to perform better, produce superior results and have more fun doing it. Bruce has provided training, consulting and mentoring to a number of Fortune 100 companies and government. Bruce has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from U. C. Davis and a MS in Engineering Management from Santa Clara University.
Flight Projects Director, NASA Ames Space Portal