OUR TEAM

CEO and President- Ron Dunklee:

Ron serves as the CEO and President of Airbus DS Houston. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Electrical Engineering.

 

 

 

Director of Technical Programs- Carl Kuehnel:

Carl serves as the Director of Technical Programs for Airbus DS Houston. Carl graduated from The University of Houston with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Physical Science. Prior to Airbus DS Houston, Carl worked at Lockheed Martin.

 

 

 

Senior Manager- Hans Zachrau:

Hans serves as Senior Manager at Airbus DS Houston. He attended Hochshule Bremen (University of Applied Science) in Germany as well as Angestelltenkammer Bremen in Germany. He received degrees in Electronics Engineering and Technical Business Administration and Management.

 

 

 

Treasurer and Controller- Debbie King

Debbie serves as the Treasurer and Controller for Airbus DS Houston. Debbie attended Stephen F. Austin University and received a BBA in Accounting. Prior to working at Airbus DS Houston, Debbie worked at Network Cabling, Houston Museum of Natural Science, World Gym and Continental Airlines.

 

 

Senior Software Engineer- Thomas Kendelbacher:

Thomas serves as a Senior Software Engineer at Airbus DS Houston. He attended University of Bremen as well as the University of Houston Clear Lake where he received his MS in Computer Science.

 

 

Director of MPCV ESM Integration and Testing- Andres Kolbe:

Andres serves as the Director of MPCV ESM Integration and Testing. Prior to working at Airbus DS Houston, Andres worked at Atlas North America.

 

 

 

Systems Engineer- Michael Hubmer:

Michael serves as a Systems Engineer for Airbus DS Houston. Michael attended Sam Houston State University, receiving a B.S in Industrial Technology Electronics and Computer Science. Priot to working at Airbus DS Houston, he worked at Horizon Capital Bank and WISE Well Intervention.

 

 

 

 

Hardware Sustainment ManagerBrian Mutz:

Brian specializes in European hardware sustainment and integration.

 

 

Director of Business Development (Bartolomeo)- Amy Hauser:

Amy serves as the Director of Business Development with a focus on Bartoloemo for Airbus DS Houston. Amy earned a B.A. in Applied Psychology and Spanish from The University of Georgia as well as an M.B.A. in Marketing and International Business from Pepperdine University. Prior to Airbus DS Houston, Amy worked at EnVino Bottles, Merrill's Packaging and Maersk.

 

 

Director of Business Operations- Kris Kuehnel:

Kris serves as the Director of Business Operations for Airbus DS Houston. Kris graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in Business Management. Prior to Airbus DS Houston, Kris worked at Barrios Technology and SPACEHAB.

 

 

 

Director of Software Development- Don Pedersen:

Don serves as the Director of Software Development for Airbus DS Houston. Don graduated from The University of Houston with a degree in Electrical-Electronics Technology. Prior to Airbus DS Houston, he worked at Lockheed Martin and PROS.

 

 

Biomedical Research Project Manager and Spaceflight Instructor- Robert MacGregor:

Robert serves as the Biomedical Research Project Manager and Spaceflight Instructor for Airbus DS Houston. He earned a B.Sc. in Engineering Physics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and an M.Sc. in Biotechnology from The Johns Hopkins University. Prior to Airbus DS Houston, he worked at United Space Alliance.

 

 

Project Engineer- Joakim Andreassen:

Joakim serves as a Project Engineer for Airbus DS Houston. He attended The University of Houston where he received a degree in Biomedical Engineering. He also attended Oregon State University where he received a degree in Computer Science.

 

 

 

Director, Orion ESM Resident Liaison- Mark Kinnersley:

Mark serves as a Director for the Orion ESM project. Mark attended Southampton University, receiving a B.S and PhD in Aerospace Engineering. Prior to working at Airbus DS Houston, Mark worked at Astrium and Eurockot Launch Services.

 

 

 

 

Technical Liaison; Simulation Systems Integration and Sustaining Engineer- Gary Webb:

Gary attended San Jacinto College and Graceland University, receiving degrees in Computer Science and General Education. Prior to working at Airbus DS Houston, Gary worked at Unisys Corporation and Raytheon Aerospace Engineering Services Company.

 

 

 

 

Astronaut and Crew Trainer- Michaela Benda:

Michaela specializes in training astronauts and flight control teams for the International Space Station at NASA JSC.