Timothy A. Bulk is the Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder of Special Aerospace Services. He is responsible to meet the company’s strategic and growth objectives and together with the team create an outstanding value for our customers by providing innovative, reliable and cost-effective space and launch systems that enable and enhance commercial, civil government and defense operations.
Tim is also the President of SAS International which provides aerospace systems engineering solutions to international space and demilitarization programs; and the CTO of the SAS Manufacturing, a Colorado-based AS9100/ISO9001:2008 certified precision manufacturing company, specializing in design, precision machining, prototyping, 3D printing, and additive manufacturing.
After co-founding SAS in 2007, Mr. Bulk has been responsible for the management of the Company’s on-going missions, technical services solutions and advanced systems development. In addition, he works with the SAS executive group and Senior Advisory Board on all teaming and partnering arrangements, international projects, and new business.
Prior to his tenure at SAS, Mr. Bulk was employed by NASA’s Johnson Space Center as a Deputy Program Manager with NASA’s Commercial Crew & Cargo Program Office. He also worked at NASA’s Launch Services Program at Kennedy Space Center as a Project Systems Engineer responsible for Atlas V Launch Vehicle Certification. Mr. Bulk also served as the Lead Project Engineer on the Orbital Space Plane Program, and Integration Engineer for a variety of large science missions (GOES, TDRS, MRO, Pluto New Horizons) and secondary payloads such as the Athena Kodiak Star Mission. Prior to joining NASA, Mr. Bulk was employed by Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company as a Propulsion Systems Engineer on the RD-180 engine program, part of the successful development team on the Atlas III and Atlas V launch systems.
Mr. Bulk holds a degree in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering from Ohio State University, and a Masters Degree in Space Systems Engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology.