Vice President and General Manager
Robert Freedman is Vice President and General Manager of the Tactical Solutions strategic business unit for Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Rob is in charge of acquisition and execution of programs that apply antenna, radio frequency, video technologies and electro-optical applications for our nation’s tactical defense needs.
Prior to his current position Rob served as director of RF applications and strategic initiatives. He has held numerous other leadership positions including advanced systems manager and capture lead for the Geodesic Dome Phased Array Antenna technology demonstration program. He has also served as a program manager for the Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle and Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile antenna programs, capture lead for the Joint Strike Fighter, business area manager for conformal antennas, and director of what was then the antenna and communications technology business area.
Rob previously led L-3 Communications Randtron Antenna Systems business as president and general manager where he was responsible for all business metrics as well as design, development, and production of the antenna products and subsystems in Randtron’s portfolio.
His background includes 28 years as a naval aviator during which he served in operational flight squadrons; research, development, test and evaluation activities; and major program management assignments.
Rob has a bachelor’s degree in Art and Architecture, a master’s degree in both Aeronautical Engineering and Systems Management, and a Ph.D. in Organization and Management.