Astrium is reportedly strengthening the Astrium Satellite Products unit with the appointment of Thomas Müller as the new head. He also becomes the new head of site at Astrium in Ottobrunn.
He also becomes the new head of site at Astrium in Ottobrunn
In addition, Thomas Müller will be responsible for Astrium’s globalisation strategy focussing on products for spacecraft and satellites. His appointment is effective from 1 January 2013, and he remains member of the Astrium Executive Committee.
Astrium Satellite Products is managed from Ottobrunn with products including solar arrays, payload electronics (travelling wave tube amplifiers, processors, receivers…) and antenna testing. Further activities of Astrium’s Ottobrunn site are the thrust chambers which are core for the propulsion systems of the European launch vehicle Ariane 5 with 53 launches in a row. In addition, Ottobrunn is reportedly producing the propulsion system for one upper stage of the Ariane 5. Astrium is developing and manufacturing in Ottobrunn an optical instrument for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and is currently designing and implementing the future European SpaceDataHighway, the EDRS project.
Thomas Müller was, until 31 December 2012, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Astrium, responsible for Information Management and coordinated the Supply Management function. He has worked in a variety of roles within the EADS Group since 1991.