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Aerospace manufacturing executive

Rocco A. Petrone, American Aerospace manufacturing executive. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal with 2 clusters National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Commendatore Ordine al Merito (Italy). Fellow American Institute Aeronautics an Astronautics; member National Academy Engineering, Sigma Xi.

Background

Petrone, Rocco A. was born on March 31, 1926 in Amsterdam, New York, United States. Son of Anthony and Theresa (DeLuca) Petrone.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1946. Degree in mechanical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1952. Honorary Doctor of Science, Rollins College, 1969.

Career

Development officer, Redstone Missile Development, Huntsville, Alabama, 1952-1955; member army general staff, Department Army, Washington, 1956-1960; manager, Apollo program Kennedy Space Center, 1960-1966; director launch operations, Apollo program Kennedy Space Center, 1966-1969; Apollo program director, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, 1969-1973; director, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama, 1973-1974; associate administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, 1974-1975; president, chief Executive officer, National Center for Resource Recovery, Washington, 1975-1981; executive vice president, Space Transportation and Systems Group, Rockwell International, Downey, California, 1981-1982; president, Space Transportation and Systems Group, Rockwell International, Downey, California, since 1982.

Membership

Fellow American Institute Aeronautics an Astronautics. Member National Academy Engineering, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Ruth Holley, October 29, 1955. Children– Teresa, Nancy, Kathryn, Michael.

father:
Anthony Petrone

mother:
Theresa (DeLuca) Petrone

spouse:
Ruth Holley

children:
Michael Petrone

Teresa Petrone

Nancy Petrone

Kathryn Petrone