Meet Phase Four’s New VP of Advanced Development

Beau Jarvis
Feb 5, 2020 · 2 min read

Today, I’m thrilled to share that Jason Wallace has been appointed Phase Four’s Vice President of Advanced Development. In this new role, he’ll focus on program and product management of in-space propulsion systems for US civil and national security customers.

“Hey, I know that guy!” Jason may not be a new face to many — he was one of Phase Four’s earliest hires, joining the company in 2015. Over the years, he’s helped to define key operations and business development functions.

As someone who helped build the technology and the company, few people understand it better than Jason. He recognizes that Phase Four’s radio frequency (RF) engines are a major US propulsion advancement, one that has the potential to return the US to the forefront of next generation plasma propulsion systems.

Jason presents on Maxwell at Small Satellite 2019 in Logan, Utah.

Prior to joining Phase Four, Jason was an active duty officer in the United States Air Force, serving in quality engineering and mission management roles, including the management of three critical national security space missions from launch vehicle selection through launch into orbit (WGS-5, WGS-6, and DMSP-19). As a current Air Force Reserve officer, he supports technology roadmapping and advanced capabilities development to ensure the US’s current and future launch superiority.

Jason brings over ten years of experience as an operations and program manager in the space industry to this role, having managed launch vehicle and spacecraft programs ranging from $1M to $1B+. His experience is critical during this expansion stage as Phase Four’s mass-manufacturable RF plasma propulsion systems command a growing share of the in-space propulsion market.

I’ve personally seen his leadership in building strategic partnerships at Phase Four and understanding the unique needs of our government customers. I’m very excited to see Jason expand on that, delivering critical propulsion capabilities to civil science and national security missions.

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