Orbital Assembly Corporation (OAC), the only company advancing the development and operation of the first commercially viable, space-based business park with gravity, has appointed two highly-accomplished executives, William Tauskey and Drew Wahl to its board of directors.
“We are extremely fortunate to expand our board with executives who possess the vision, experience, and financing track records to help Orbital Assembly actualize our goal of building a space park with gravity,” says Rhonda Stevenson, chief executive officer of Orbital Assembly Corp. “These two successful business leaders have decades of operational and management success working with literally hundreds of companies from startup to IPO and acquisition. Their dedication and commitment will enable OAC to beat the competition with the first on-orbit facility with gravity for a sustainable, long-term economy of manufacturing, services, and tourism.”
Drew Wahl offers global fundraising and operational experience to assist in the Company’s financing efforts and facilitate OAC’s global supply chain management. He is a co-founder and managing director of IG Partners (IGP), a management consulting firm. Wahl has more than 20 years of experience delivering bottom-line results in highly competitive growth industries, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. Wahl has raised funds on three continents from private investors, tier one VCs, and multi-national funds. He has also served as a board member in numerous public and private companies, and currently sits on a number of boards.
He received an MBA in Accounting from Rutgers University, in New Jersey, and completed Stanford University’s Advanced Management College. Wahl received a BA in Political Science from Villanova University in Philadelphia, PA.
William (Bill) Tauskey has significant space industry experience as well as 25 years of hands-on sales and marketing experience in related industries which will help drive a successful go-to-market strategy. He worked 10 years at IBM, nine years in general management positions with small and medium companies, and five years as a practice manager in a high-profile consulting firm before joining IG Partners in 2009. Since 2015, he has also been the managing partner at ConXtus a consulting firm. Tauskey’s general management experience includes roles as CEO/general manager of several firms, His successes include taking an early-stage company from start-up to a fully functioning, revenue generating operation and completing an exit plan.
Tauskey received an MS from Texas A & M and a BS from the Virginia Military Institute. Orbital Assembly plans to embark on a major fundraising initiative having successful raised an initial $2 million to move forward on deployment of the Pioneer Space station. Pioneer, the world’s first hybrid space station, for both work and stay, features a spacious microgravity module, and four modules on the rotating Gravity Ring.