Reggie Spivey has over 30 years of experience in the design, development, test, evaluation, and operation of space flight systems. As Vice President of the Space Systems business unit at Teledyne Brown Engineering, he leads a group of over 300 engineers, scientists, and technicians developing, testing, integrating, and operating hardware and software for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS), and International Space Station (ISS). He is responsible for developing space-qualified hardware and systems such as the SLS Launch Vehicle Stage Adapter (LVSA), ISS payload operations for all mission phases (planning, testing, simulations, training, pre-launch, ascent, checkout, mission operations, landing and post-landing), as well as payload development, integration and planning services .
Since beginning his career over 30 years ago, Spivey has made valuable contributions to the space industry with both Teledyne Brown Engineering and Tec-Masters, Inc., a small business startup. While working for Teledyne, Spivey has held positions with increasing responsibility that include: Thermal Analyst; Program Manager for Teledyne’s Altair Lunar Lander Team; Manager of ISS Commercial Payload Integration; Director of Engineered Products and Solutions for Teledyne’s Space Systems Division; and Operations Manager of Space Systems.
While working at Tec-Masters, Inc., Spivey worked as a Payload Developer, Project Engineer and designer on Spacelab experiments, Project Manager for the Pore Formation and Mobility Investigation (PFMI) and the Solidification Using a Baffle in Sealed Ampoules (SUBSA) investigations, and finally as the Project Manager for the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) facility on the ISS. During this time, Spivey was part of the Teledyne/TMI proposal team that won the Systems Development and Operations Contract (SDOS) – a $.6B dollar contract that Teledyne Brown Engineering primed for nearly 12 years.
Spivey’s many awards include, AIAA Aerospace Engineer of the Year (Alabama-Mississippi Section) (2003), NASA Silver Snoopy Award (2005), NASA Space Flight Awareness Team Award (2011), and NASA Silver Achievement Metal (2013).
Spivey graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (BME) in 1987. He earned a Masters of Mechanical Engineering (MME) Degree from Auburn University in 1994. He is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the National Space Club, the American Astronomical Society (AAS), and the Boy Scouts of America. He is also a member of the Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi, and Pi Tau Sigma honor societies and various charitable organizations. He is a licensed private pilot with flight time in both rotor-wing and fixed-wing aircraft. Spivey is a member of the Auburn Alumni Association and serves on the Auburn University Mechanical Engineering External Advisory Board. He also serves on the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) Engineering Advisory Board and the Board of Directors for the National Space Club.