Momentus hires Rood

By Marjorie Censer / July 15, 2021 at 10:37 AM

Momentus, a commercial space company, said this week it has named former Pentagon official John Rood chief executive, effective Aug. 1.

Rood was under secretary of defense for policy during the Trump administration. He was senior vice president of Lockheed Martin International before taking that role.

"Under Rood's guidance, Momentus will aim to complete a successful merger with Stable Road Acquisition Corp. in August," Momentus said. "The Company's recent settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) clears the path for the deal and a Stable Road Acquisition Corp. stockholder meeting date is set for August 11 with a record date of July 7, subject to the SEC declaring the registration statement on Form S-4 effective."