Andrew is Chief Operating Officer of Redwire. He is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Made In Space, Inc. In 2020, Redwire acquired Made in Space, the world’s leading space manufacturing company, delivering next-generation capabilities in orbit to support exploration objectives and national security priorities. Rush’s strategic vision has strengthened the commercial investment on ISS capabilities and resources to enable greater commercial utilization. He has also established public-private partnerships that are yielding transformational capabilities for satellite manufacturing. Rush’s extensive experience in aligning business roadmaps with emerging technologies to grow nascent markets has made him a leading voice in commercial space.
At Made in Space, Rush oversaw strategic direction and operational management for the industry-leading space manufacturing company. Through his leadership, he expanded the company’s portfolio across three sectors: satellite manufacturing, payload development and operations, and deep space exploration solutions. Prior to this role, he served as general counsel for MIS. Since his appointment in 2015, MIS has expanded its operational footprint within the United States with the addition of new office locations, including a 19,000 square foot headquarters and satellite manufacturing and operations facility. Through a strategic roadmap prioritizing high tech jobs, he has increased the company’s workforce by nearly 800% in the last five years.
Rush currently serves as a member of the Physics Advisory Group at the University of North Florida (UNF). He has also been awarded the Young Alumni Achievement Award from UNF. Prior to becoming MIS President & CEO, Rush was a partner at PCT Law Group and worked at Masten Space Systems. Rush earned a Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University.