Jeff Greason has nearly 20 years experience managing innovative technical project teams at XCOR Aerospace, Rotary Rocket Company (RRC), and Intel Corporation. He is the president and a co-founder of XCOR; leading an engineering team that has developed 11 different long life, highly reusable, liquid-fueled rocket engines. Under Jeff’s leadership the company has also developed low cost liquid propellant piston pumps and two generations of piloted reusable rocket aircraft. The EZ-Rocket was flown 26 times, and the X-Racer flew 40 times, without a mishap. As part of his duties at XCOR, Jeff has had the final go/no-go decision responsibility on nearly 4,000 rocket engine test firings, 46 manned rocket flights, and he served as flight test engineer aboard one of the X-Racer flights. Jeff is also the co-inventor of XCOR’s Nonburnite technology, which combines aerospace fabrication practices with materials common in the semiconductor industry. Prior to co-founding XCOR, he hired and managed the propulsion team at RRC, where he led technical development of the company’s rocket engines. In 2002 Time magazine named Jeff as one of their “Inventors of the Year” for his team’s work on the EZ-Rocket. He holds 22 U.S. patents and graduated with honors from California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.
|CQA Spring 2013||Private Industry and Economic USe of Space||XCor|