CEO & Founder
With leadership experience across several industries, Randa brings her business acumen to the IOS team. She facilitates the company's promotion, marketing, and public relations, and coordinates contracts.
CTO & Founder
Rod's decades of experience in the aerospace industry and his technical abilities help him direct the efforts of IOS' engineering staff. He focuses on flight hardware design for company rockets.
Erik is a former NASA contracter who worked on the Space Shuttle program at the Dryden EAFB in the Mojave High Desert. He works on mechanical fabrication, welding, and composite manufacture at IOS.
Bryant recieved his B.S. in aerospace engineering and propulsion from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Arizona. He primarily works on composite development and specialized manufacturing techniques.
Ian recieved his B.S. in aerospace engineering and astronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida. He focuses on the design and manufacture of the CPM 2.0 and launch software development.
Sylvain earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Ingénieurs de Bourges (ENSI) in France. He works primarily with guidance system development and avionics simulation.
Tim is the owner of the first IOS Orbital Expedition Ticket. The Gladstone, Missouri businessman will fly into Earth orbit on an IOS capsule mounted atop an N8 Long rocket.
Former Team Member
Gerard has been a world leader in the small satellite design field for over 20 years. He served as president of AMSAT-France. Gerard's expertise contributed to the design of IOS CubeSat and TubeSat kits.
Former Team Member
Lutz Kayser established the first commercial space company in the world, OTRAG, in 1975, and worked alongside rocket pioneer Wernher von Braun. Lutz advises IOS on its innovative CPM-based rocket designs.
May - December 2017
University of British Columbia, Engineering Physics
CFD, test site infrastructure, engine design, web design
June - September 2017
University of California Santa Barbara, Physics
Composite manufacturing, trajectory analysis