International Launch Services (ILS) has appointed Ralph Bauer as Vice President and General Counsel. Bauer’s appointment follows the departure of Tom Tshudy, who served as ILS Senior Vice President and General Counsel since 2012 and ILS General Counsel since 1998.
Bauer, as ILS Vice President and General Counsel, will oversee the ILS legal, contracts and export control departments. Bauer joined ILS in October 2007 as ILS’ Partnership Manager, serving as the primary interface with Khrunichev on all economic and contractual matters. In 2012, Bauer was reassigned to the Legal Department and also assumed responsibilities as Associate General Counsel. Prior to joining ILS, Bauer served for 24 years in the United States Air Force as a member of the Air Force Judge Advocate Corps. His final Air Force assignment was as Staff Judge Advocate for 14th Air Force, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.