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Philip Hover-Smoot Takes on CEO Role at Scout Space

Philip Hover-Smoot Takes on CEO Role at Scout Space - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Philip Hover-Smoot, an aerospace and defense industry executive, has been appointed CEO of in-space observation service provider Scout Space.

He succeeds Scout Space Co-Founder and CEO Eric Ingram, who will transition to the roles of chairman of the board and chief strategy officer, the company said Thursday.

Ingram said Hover-Smoot’s leadership will be key in accelerating growth and moving the company from a research and development business into an entity that delivers capabilities to government and commercial customers.

As chief executive, Hover-Smooth will help ensure security in space operations, advance technical hiring and promote collaboration between government and commercial clients.

Prior to Scout Space, Hover-Smoot was general counsel at Spaceflight Inc.

His industry career includes time holding senior leadership roles at Momentus and Raytheon Technologies, which now operates as RTX.

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Written by Jane Edwards

is a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, where she writes for ExecutiveBiz about IT modernization, cybersecurity, space procurement and industry leaders’ perspectives on government technology trends.

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