John Hammond

Chief Business Development Officer / Karman Space & Defense

John Hammond is Chief Business Development Officer for Karman Space & Defense. Mr. Hammond’s career encompasses over 35 years of aerospace manufacturing experience, grounded by a solid engineering background. He is responsible for leading strategic business activities, including working on prime customer supply chain issues and providing creative solutions on mission-critical programs. He has extensive experience as a strong advocate on key programs in Washington DC, as well as, with local representatives and national media. Additionally, recent experience includes the beginning stages of additive manufacturing and solid rocket motor manufacturing capabilities.

Prior to Karman Space & Defense’s acquisition of AMRO in 2020, Mr. Hamond previously served as AMRO’s President for five years. Additionally, he held a leadership role as Vice President of Marketing & Sales for 32 years.

Mr. Hammond obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from California State University of Fullerton in 1984.