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Aeronautical engineer

Richard Schwartz, American Aeronautics executive. Named Industrialist of Year, Society Manufacturing Engineers western region, 1985; recipient National Aeronautics and Space Administration Public Service award 1972, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Certified Appreciation, 1983, President's award Los Angeles Pierce College, Woodland Hills, California, 1985.


Schwartz, Richard was born on January 20, 1936 in New York City. Son of Frank and Louise Anna (Schick) Schwartz.


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Cooper Union Advancement of Science & Art, New York City, 1957. Master of Business Administration, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, 1972.


Manager activation and test operation Saturn II Program, Rockwell International Corporation, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, 1965-1968;design director, chief engineer Saturn II Program, Rockwell International Corporation, Seal Beach, California, 1968-1972;vice president, program manager Saturn II Program, Rockwell International Corporation, Downey, California, 1972-1973;vice president space systems and applications, Rockwell International Corporation, Downey, 1973-1974;vice president, program manager NAVSTAR Global Positioning System program, Rockwell International Corporation, Seal Beach, 1974-1978;vice president, general manager satellite systems division, Rockwell International Corporation, Seal Beach, 1978-1979;executive vice president shuttle orbiter division, Rockwell International Corporation, Downey, 1979-1981;vice president, general manager launch operations, Rockwell International Corporation, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, 1981-1983;president Rocketdyne division, Rockwell International Corporation, Canoga Park, California, since 1983.


Board of directors Olive View Center Foundation, Sylmar, California, 1985. Member president's council California Museum Foundation, Los Angeles, 1987. Fellow Institute Advancement Engineering, American Institute Aeronautics and Astronautics (associate).

Member National Academy Engineering, American Astronomical Society, National Management Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: landscape artist.


Married Ardath Shannon Schwartz, November 27, 1959. Children: Steven Edward, Linda Marie, Mark Richard.

Frank Schwartz

Louise Anna (Schick) Schwartz

Ardath Shannon Schwartz

Steven Edward Schwartz

Linda Marie Schwartz

Mark Richard Schwartz