Lunar Craters

SPEAKER

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Michael Johanson
SVP BD
ZIN Technologies

Michael Johanson is Senior Vice President of Government Services & Business Development at ZIN Technologies, Inc. with headquarters in Cleveland Ohio and has over 30 years of experience in engineering, operations, project and program management, strategy, partnership and business development.  His experience includes work at McDonnell Douglas Aerospace, Northrop Grumman and several other small business leaders in support of multiple NASA and DoD customers. Mr. Johanson’s experience includes providing multi-discipline engineering services and products in support of domestic and international launch and transport vehicles, on-orbit carriers, microgravity science payloads, satellite and spacecraft systems and operations centers.  Mr. Johanson has a proven record of accomplishment in product life-cycle development from concept definition, design, development, and fabrication to system assembly, integration, test, launch, operations and return. His efforts have contributed to over 270 microgravity research experiments for both Government and commercial customers that have logged thousands of hours of successful operations on sounding rockets, parabolic flights, Spacelab, Spacehab, MIR, shuttle and the International Space Station.  Michael currently leads the ZIN business development and strategic planning efforts responsible for the development of both government and commercial partnerships, growth opportunities, corporate marketing and government relations.  Through these efforts ZIN currently supports NASA’s Artemis program that will return the United States and the State of Ohio back to the moon and on to Mars.  Mr. Johanson is an adjunct member of the State’s legislative Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Technology Committee (OAATC) and has served as Chairman of Ohio Aerospace Day 2017-2021 and serves as an advocate to state and federal representation on topics ranging from microgravity science, space exploration, aeronautics, advanced power, communication and propulsion technologies. Mr. Johanson received his bachelors of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Science in mechanical and aerospace engineering from the University of Tennessee at the UT Space Institute.