Michael Johnson Joins Astro Pak as Director of Technical Services


Mike Johnson as Director of Technical Services

… its mandate is to build and lead a department whose mission is to position Astro Pak at the technological forefront of precision and high purity cleaning.

Astro Pak is pleased to announce that Michael Johnson has joined the company as Director of Technical Services. Mr Johnson says his mandate is to “create and lead a department whose mission is to position Astro Pak at the cutting edge of precision, high purity cleaning technology and to provide ongoing technical support for sales, operations and business development ”. Mr. Johnson will work closely with senior Astro Pak leadership to develop the core technical skills that support the company’s long-term strategic plan.

Mr. Johnson’s career reflects a deep involvement in the aerospace industry and spaceflight. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree, Mr Johnson spent 10 years working on the space shuttle program for Lockheed at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). There he served as general manager of the chemical analysis laboratory and precision cleaning and refurbishment of space flight equipment. Mr. Johnson then moved to Wiltech of Florida where he designed installation equipment and solvent delivery systems, before being promoted to Managing Director. During his 21-year career at Wiltech, he participated in a joint research and development project with Boeing and NASA to develop a replacement for the environmentally hazardous Freon 113 solvent. Additionally, he led a team that worked with Lockheed to clean up a contaminated titanium tube assembly without needing to remove it from the Orion space capsule. His professional experience also includes work as a systems engineer at Lockheed.

While at Aero Electronics, a longtime colleague suggested to Mike and Astro Pak senior management that as a recognized subject matter expert in a highly specialized cleaning process for spacecraft, Mike and Astro Pak would be a good choice. Acting on the tips, Astro Pak and Mike Johnson got connected. He said: “When I met the management team at Astro Pak’s Space Coast office, I was really impressed with the corporate culture and it just clicked. Not only is Astro Pak a classy operation, but this position gives me the opportunity to return to my passion for cleaning space flight equipment while providing technical expertise and support to all of the other industries that Astro Pak serves. “

About Astro Pak

Astro Pak has been the leading provider of passivation, high purity and precision cleaning services in North America since 1959. Astro Pak meets critical cleaning and surface conditioning requirements for a myriad of industries such as biopharmaceuticals and aerospace through our on-site services, as well as our clean rooms and state-of-the-art facilities.

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