Max Vozoff received his Bachelors Degree with Honors in Electrical & Communications Engineering in 1993 from Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Western Australia, and a Masters Degree in Aerospace Engineering (Astronautics) from the University of Southern California in 2002. After 8 years designing communications hardware in commercial industry, Max moved to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) where he spent 6 years contributing to missions including GRACE, Jason, COSMIC, ST3/Starlight, ST5, OSTM, UAVSAR and other technology development programs, as well as habitat Systems Engineering and numerous advanced concept studies. From 2005-2010, Max worked for SpaceX, serving as Senior Mission Manager, Program Manager for the COTS development, Product Manager for the Dragon spacecraft and Director of Civil Business Development. He led SpaceX’s successful responses to the NASA COTS solicitation and the subsequent CRS ISS cargo services solicitation. He was responsible for managing cargo Dragon development through ISS Safety Review process and led SpaceX’s commercial crew and Human Rating initiatives for Dragon. Other responsibilities included advanced concept development for heavy lift launch vehicles, reuseable boosters and lunar landers. He also conceived and marketed “DragonLab” – a free-flying application of the Dragon spacecraft for scientific research, in-space technology demonstration and educational mission. Max is currently consulting in commercial space Business Development, commercial crew, aerospace applications, program management and successful government/commercial partnerships and procurements.
Vice President of Business Development, Innovative Space Propulsion Systems