Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Peter Cannito was named Redwire’s CEO in June 2020. Prior to his current role, Mr. Cannito served as the CEO of Polaris Alpha from October 2016 until December 2018, a high-tech solutions provider developing systems for the DoD and Intelligence Community. Prior to that, Mr. Cannito previously held executive roles, including CEO and COO, at EOIR Technologies and he led a team of software and systems engineers at Booz Allen Hamilton focused on critical defense and intelligence programs. Mr. Cannito has been an operating partner with AEI Industrial from August 2019 to present. Mr. Cannito received a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Delaware, an MBA from the University of Maryland, and served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.
President and Chief Operating Officer
Andrew Rush has served as Redwire’s President and Chief Operating Officer since January 2021. Mr. Rush has been COO since June 2020. Previously, Mr. Rush was the President & CEO of Made In Space from March 2015 to June 2020. Mr. Rush is a member of the NASA Advisory Council and currently serves as Chairman of the Council’s Regulatory and Policy Committee. Prior to joining Made In Space, Mr. Rush was employed at PCT Law Group from March 2012 to March 2015, where he rose to the role of intellectual property law partner. Mr. Rush earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of North Florida and a Juris Doctorate degree from Stetson University.
Chief Financial Officer
Bill Read has served as Redwire’s Chief Financial Officer since August, 2020. Prior to Redwire, Mr. Read was the EVP/CFO of Abaco Systems from February 2018 to October 2019, a major private equity backed supplier of embedded computing systems for the defense and aerospace industry. Mr. Read also served as CFO of Harmar Mobility from May 2017 until February 2018 and CFO of Domo Tactical Communications from June 2016 to April 2017. Mr. Read also served as CFO for BBB Industries, the leading supplier of remanufactured automotive hard parts to the US aftermarket from November 2012 until May 2016. Bill has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Tennessee at Martin and an MBA from the Massey School of Business at Belmont University. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (inactive-TN), a Certified Management Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.
Chief Technology Officer
Michael Snyder has served as Redwire’s CTO since June 2020. Previously, Snyder was a founder, board member, and served as Chief Engineer for Made In Space, Inc. As Chief Engineer, he was responsible for the execution of corporate technical strategies, creating technology roadmaps and plans, and developing industry and university research partners as well as leading the research and development efforts for the company.
He has done developmental work on multiple International Space Station payloads. Mr. Snyder holds six U.S. patents and one international patent. In 2015, he was named to Forbes’ 30 under 30 list. He currently is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Miami, Coral Gables. He serves as the Secretary of the National Space Society and is a Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Chair of the Space Colonization Technical Committee. Mr. Snyder received his Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from The Ohio State University.
Chief Growth Officer & EVP of Space Infrastructure
Al Tadros has served as Redwire’s Chief Growth Officer and Executive Vice President of Space Infrastructure since August 2020. Tadros oversees Redwire’s long-term growth strategy and business development activities and is responsible for advancing development, increasing adoption, and building momentum for Redwire’s mission-enabling capabilities within civil, defense and commercial space sectors.
Previously, he served as Vice President of Space Infrastructure and Civil Space at Maxar Technologies, where he led significant innovation in next-generation spacecraft design and space infrastructure, integrating robotics and on-orbit satellite manufacturing, servicing, and assembly capabilities. An authority in on-orbit servicing, assembly and manufacturing, Tadros holds patents in the field of attitude control systems, and was responsible for early telerobotics research for the International Space Station. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Chief Administrative Officer
Faith Horowitz has served as Redwire’s Chief Administrative Officer since May 2019. Prior to joining Redwire, she served as the Senior VP of Administration, Cyber and SIGINT at Polaris Alpha. Prior to that, she was Chief Administrative Officer and Co-Founder at Fourth Dimension Engineering, which was acquired in April 2018 by Polaris Alpha.
Prior to founding Fourth Dimension, Faith was Director of Operations at EmbedICs, Inc., where she was responsible for setting up a microchip personalization facility, and Vice President of Administration at EVI Technology. Earlier in her career, she was a Senior Consultant with Price Waterhouse. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the College of William and Mary and an MBA from the University of Maryland.