Brian Holz

AOE Advisory Board

  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Space Systems; George Washington University; May 1995
  • B.S. Aerospace and Ocean Engineering; Virginia Tech; June 1986

Brian is currently the CEO of OneWeb Satellites, LLC a joint venture between OneWeb and Airbus that will be the world’s first high rate manufacturer of spacecraft producing over 1000 small satellites for OneWeb’s broadband constellation and other customers. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the Space industry including at both Orbital Sciences and Ball Aerospace providing engineering and program management leadership on commercial and government space systems. Most recently, he was the first employee as well as Executive VP and CTO of O3b Networks where he was responsible for developing, implementing, launching and deploying a global Ka-band satellite constellation, its ground and operational networks, and its customer access technology. O3b was sold to SES at a >$2B valuation during the summer of 2016.

  • 1999 Orbital Sciences Corporation Outstanding Technical Achievement Award

Brian served as an advisor to the Colorado Space Grant University Board in 2006-2007. Brian currently serves on the Advisory Board for Virginia Tech’s Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering.

Developing technology, systems and companies that can provide affordable solutions using Space to enable economic opportunity, increase knowledge, and improve quality of life.

Brian Holz
Brian Holz