People

At TGV we know that our strength lies in our people. We have built a world-class management team committed to technical and financial success, and the realization of our vision. Together we will change the space launch market and bring affordable access to space to the sub-orbital launch market.

Staff:

TGV currently has 11 FTE engineers on staff, including two PhDs, three Masters degrees. Our staff is ready to apply their 190 years of combined technical experience to help solve your problems.

Board of Directors:

Patrick Bahn, Chief Executive Officer, Founder
Earl Renaud, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer
Kent Ewing, Chairman


Pat Bahn, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Mr. Bahn has worked most of his career in the computer industry. Starting in 1970 in data entry, he worked in operations and support eventually moving into programming. Mr. Bahn was involved in communications systems development, including Internet development. Mr. Bahn has worked in small business and consulting since 1970. Mr. Bahn received a BS in Engineering Management from Clarkson College in 1984 and a MBA/MPA from Southeastern University in 1991.

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Earl Renaud, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Dr. Renaud has worked in aerospace for more than 15 years for Boeing, United Technologies Pratt & Whitney and Aurora Flight Sciences. Before joining TGV, Dr. Renaud worked as an independent consultant providing consulting services to government and private sector customers in the fields of aerospace systems and information technology. Previously, he was the head of the Systems Engineering and Analysis Group at Aurora, responsible for the conceptual design of high altitude aircraft and aircraft-systems. Prior to Aurora he worked in the field of massively parallel supercomputers for Thinking Machines Corporation. Dr. Renaud received his BS from the University of Michigan and his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1991, with a major in Aeronautics and Astronautics and a minor in Management of Technology from the Sloan School of Management.

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Kent W. Ewing, Chairman
A former career Naval officer, Kent comes to TGV from Leitch Incorporated, which he joined in 1993 as Director of Government Programs. He served as President from February 1996 to May 1998. Before starting at Leitch, Kent was Commanding Officer of the USS America (CV-66) during Desert Storm. In his Naval Career he also commanded USS Sylvania (AFS-2), Carrier Air Wing Seventeen, and Attack Squadron Sixty Six. He has flown 7500 hours in over 100 different military and commercial aircraft, and made over 1150 carrier landings. Kent holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles and a Masters of Science in Systems Management from the University of Southern California. A Dayton, Ohio native, Kent also is a 1974 graduate of the U.S. Navy Test Pilot School, Patuxent River, Class 65. In 1986 he was selected as a Senior Executive Fellow to the Harvard JFK School of Government. He has been a member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots since 1976 and a member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers since 1993.

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