Tony Gingiss

COO, Virgin Orbit at Virgin

Tony Gingiss is the Chief Operating Officer at Virgin Orbit.

Tony brings more than 30 years of aerospace experience in design, production, operations and leadership to this role. Most recently, he served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of OneWeb Satellites, where he led that company through design, low-rate-initial production, pilot launches, and into full production. Under his leadership, the company built a new factory and scaled to a production rate of two satellites per day — the successful realization of a fundamentally new approach to aerospace manufacturing.

Prior to his role at OneWeb Satellites, Tony spent more than two decades with the Boeing (formerly Hughes) Satellites Systems group in roles spanning space, ground, engineering, operations, and leadership, including, most prominently, his role as the Director of Strategic Integration and National Space Communications Programs. Tony received his Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University and was awarded Purdue’s 2019 Outstanding Aerospace Engineer award. He was also awarded a Charles Stark Draper Laboratories Fellowship and received his Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT.


  • COO, Virgin Orbit

    February 17, 2021 - present

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