Dane Rudy serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Leo Aerospace. He actively manages the team and interfaces with customers, investors, and external partners.


Prior to founding Leo Aerospace, Dane spent time developing, demonstrating, and implementing cutting edge technology for the world's most advanced satellite testing and integration facility at Northrop Grumman. He has also held an engineering role at Orbital ATK, a full-time research position at the TU-Braunschweig Institute for Avionics in Germany, and a vehicle engineering position at Northrop Grumman. Dane completed the national I-Corps program as Technical Lead, providing direct technical expertise.


He is a graduate of the Purdue University School of Mechanical Engineering, and currently serves on the Purdue Cislunar Advisory Board alongside other industry leaders. He is from the Wisconsin side of the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area. In his free time Dane enjoys climbing, mountaineering, surfing, and getting out into the abundant wild areas in southern California.

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