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Testut, Springer Join Ball Aerospace Washington Office

February 4, 2010

BOULDER, Colo., February 4, 2010 – Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has announced that Gary Testut and Cory Springer have joined the company’s Washington Operations office in business development roles with federal government agencies.

Testut is Ball’s new Director for Defense and Intelligence Programs, working with defense and national security customers. Testut retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2009 after 20 years of active duty. He most recently served as the Chief of Intelligence, Space, and Cyber Operations, in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs. Testut holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, and a M.E. in Engineering Management from Western New England College, Springfield, Massachusetts.

Springer is Ball’s new Director for Weather and Environment, working with customers on company programs related to Earth observation, meteorology, oceanography and climate. He brings 24 years of leadership and management experience with the U.S. Navy to Ball Aerospace, which includes significant time dedicated to interagency and international cooperative efforts. He recently served on the Chief of Naval Operations staff as the Military Deputy to the Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy. Springer holds a B.S. in Oceanography from the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, and a M.S. in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California.

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. supports critical missions of important national agencies such as the Department of Defense, NASA, NOAA and other U.S. government and commercial entities. The company develops and manufactures spacecraft, advanced instruments and sensors, components, data exploitation systems and RF solutions for strategic, tactical and scientific applications. For more information visit www.ballaerospace.com.

Ball Corporation (BLL: NYSE) is a supplier of high-quality metal and plastic packaging for beverage, food and household products customers, and of aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ more than 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2009 sales of approximately $7.5 billion.


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