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Ball Aerospace Names Don Greiman Director of Systems Engineering Solutions for Midwest Operations

January 31, 2011

Dayton, Ohio, Jan. 31, 2011 - Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. today announced that Don Greiman has been named director of Systems Engineering Solutions (SES) for the company’s Midwest operations. Greiman succeeds Charles Mark, who was promoted to director of Ball’s SES Strategic Development.

Greiman joined Ball Aerospace following 30 years with the United States Air Force and additional work for the defense industry in the private sector. During his final assignment with the Air Force, he served as the vice commander of the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio. Greiman’s responsibilities included setting strategic direction and establishing policies, programs and processes to direct the daily activities of senior leaders and NASIC employees.

As director of Ball’s SES division, Greiman will lead over 300 technical professionals and support specialists in the Midwest Operations dedicated to supporting defense and intelligence programs critical to our nation. He will set the strategic direction for operations, and develop business, operating, and staffing strategies. Greiman will ensure that Ball’s Midwest Operations’ products and services continue to satisfy our customers’ requirements and expectations.

Greiman completed his undergraduate work at Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minn., and received his Master of Public Administration degree from Troy State University, Troy, Ala.

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

Ball Corporation is a supplier of high quality 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 2010 sales of more than $7.6 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other company information, please visit


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