David Taylor, CEO of Boulder's Ball Aerospace, to retire
David L. Taylor, president and chief executive officer of Boulder-based Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., is retiring at the end of March, officials for Ball Corp. announced Monday. Taylor, 60, served as the aerospace division's president and CEO since 2002 and has been a Ball employee for 29 years. Robert D. Strain, Ball Aerospace's chief operating officer, will succeed Taylor as president and CEO. Prior to joining Ball Aerospace in March 2012, Strain, 56, served as the director of NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center. "Dave Taylor led a transformation of our aerospace business into an agile, high-performing aerospace and defense enterprise, guiding its entry into new customer agencies and growing our aerospace segment sales and profits significantly since 2002," John A. Hayes, president and CEO of Broomfield-based Ball Corp., said in a statement. "This business has played an important role in Ball Corporation's success over the past decade, and we thank Dave for his vision and leadership and wish him well in retirement."