Monday, April 24, 2017

RUAG Space USA Celebrates Official Opening of Huntsville Business Office



September 9, 2016, Huntsville, AL—RUAG Space USA, a subsidiary of RUAG Space, Europe’s leading provider of spaceflight hardware, today held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially commemorate it’s Huntsville business office. Together with Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce, the RUAG team was welcomed to the business community.


Established as the headquarters for the U.S. entity, the Huntsville office will benefit from the close proximity to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and the U.S. Army’s Redstone Arsenal, as well as the rich workforce that the city and surrounding areas have to offer.


“With its rich history in aerospace and innovation, Huntsville and the surrounding communities offer a prosperous environment for growth and future collaboration,” said Peter Guggenbach, CEO of RUAG Space, the parent company of the U.S. operations.


Business operations at the Huntsville office will help support the various U.S. locations, such as the new large composite structures production facility for next generation launchers in nearby Decatur, Alabama. Additionally, this office will support company growth throughout the United States in the growing aerospace market.


Although the company will emulate the Swiss quality and production practices of RUAG Space, the business and all employees will be entirely U.S.


“While we intend to continue utilizing our company’s heritage and building upon the many years of continued successes from our parent company, this office, as well as all future U.S. facilities, will function independently as a U.S. business, staffed by 100% U.S. employees,” said Ernest Roybal, President of RUAG Space USA.


RUAG Space USA currently has operations in four U.S. cities, including Huntsville, with plans for continued growth.


“The Chamber is thrilled to welcome RUAG Space USA to Huntsville,” said Lucia Cape, Senior Vice President of Economic Development for the Chamber. “We are actively recruiting international companies to establish U.S. headquarters here, particularly in the aerospace industry, because of the proximity to customers, partnership opportunities and available skilled workforce. RUAG’s decision supports our strategy and helps build the case for more international growth in Huntsville.”


The Huntsville office is led by Ernest Roybal, RUAG Space USA President (, Human Resource Manager, Louis Whitlow (, Business Operations Manager, Chrystal Morgan ( and Director of Business Development, Bruce Morris (


Job opportunities for this location, and the other RUAG Space USA locations are posted at


RUAG Space USA Inc., Chrystal Morgan, phone: +1 256 683 8100,
RUAG Space is Europe’s leading supplier of space products to the industry. With 1,200 people employed at 10 locations in Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, Finland and the USA the RUAG Space Division achieved a total sales of 310 million Swiss Francs in 2015.


RUAG develops and markets internationally sought-after technology applications in the fields of aerospace and defense for use on land, in the air and in space. 55% of RUAG's products and services are destined for the civil market and 45% for the military market. The Group is headquartered in Berne, Switzerland. It has production sites in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France, Sweden, Finland, Hungary, Australia and the USA. Around 8,200 employees – of whom 410 are trainees – generate sales of some CHF 1.75 billion.