Christophe Bauer is Director, Marketing and Sales for the Product Group Launchers at RUAG Space.
In his current worldwide role, Christophe leads a multi-cultural, multi-country Sales team to market launch vehicles structures such as payload fairings, inter stages, multi-satellite dispensers and low shock separation systems. He previously served as Vice President of Business Development at Electron Devices, Inc. (EDD), a division of L-3 Technologies Inc. based in Torrance, California, doubling L3 worldwide market share for Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers.
Christophe previously worked at Lockheed Martin Space (LMS) where he successfully led the Arabsat 6G campaign, marking the return of LMS into the Commercial Satellite Market after five years of absence with the first sale of the enhanced A2100 satellite platform.
Prior to his work at LMS, Christophe lead the commercial sales team at SpaceX, and can be credited for filling the backlog with many Falcon 9 launch services contracts at a time when the rocket had little or no flight heritage.
Prior to SpaceX, Christophe worked at Alcatel-Lucent and was successful winning numerous complex satellite as well as ground telecommunications contracts.
Christophe holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Dallas as well as a College Degree from EDC-La Defense, a well-known Business School located in Paris, France. Christophe’s hobbies include travel, world politics and all type of sports.