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Ian Ballinger hosting customers at the Keystone Booth at the AIAA 2015 Propulsion Conference in Orlando, Florida
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Manoj Bhatia has joined the Keystone team as VP of Business Development.

“Manoj’s extensive industry knowledge and experience in engineering leadership and program management makes him the ideal candidate to lead our business development activity particularly as we develop new low cost products and focus on providing our customer with the best support. My number one job is assembling the best team and Manoj is a fantastic addition” said Ian Ballinger.

Glen Parker, Angel Sanchez, Dave Davis and Wayne Tuttle

Glen Parker, Angel Sanchez, Dave Davis and Wayne Tuttle


CCEA Workshop 2014

The Boeing Company along with our N&SS El Segundo site Supplier Management and Quality organizations would like to thank you once again for taking the time to participate in our recent Contemporary Cause and Effect Analysis (CCEA) workshop. We would also like to thank your company for providing the opportunity to help improve our combined efforts in meeting our customer’s requirements and need for First Time Quality.


Ian B Stellar Award Winner 2014

Keystone Engineering Co. is proud to announce… 

President and Chief Technology Officer, Ian A. Ballinger has received the prestigious Mid-Career Stellar Award presented by The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA); Ian was presented this award by NASA Astronaut Douglas G. Hurley.

 Ian Ballinger was among a group of 38 distinguished nominees in this category.  Ian is recognized for pioneering industry engineering leadership in the field of spacecraft propellant tanks and composite overwrapped pressure vessels across numerous programs over the last twenty five years. 


Keystone Engineers Wayne Tuttle and Dave Adams granted United States Patent (8,534,489 and 8,511,504) for a demisable fuel supply system for a satellite includes a pressurized aluminum alloy tank with an aluminum alloy propellant management device therein. The propellant management device (PMD) can have any capillary action surface tension fluid transport features known in the art. Selected inner surfaces of the tank and the PMD are covered with a plasma powder sprayed titanium based coating to guarantee propellant wettability and corrosion resistance of the fuel supply system

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Embrador MSC

Keystone Engineer Bob Embrador was recognized by NASA for his outstanding skill and achievement in the design work on the Cruise and Descent Stage Propulsion Systems for the Mars Science Lab (MSL) Spacecraft.  Use the following link to view the animation of the MSL landing,

Bob has over 15 years of experience designing spacecraft propulsion tanks, and has worked on numerous programs for most major primes.