Bernard Kutter is Manager Advanced Programs at United Launch Alliance. He received a B.S. in Aerospace engineering from the University of Washington in 1987. He joined General Dynamics in 1988 to pursue his passion for space utilization, providing thermodynamic support for 68 Atlas Centaur and Titan Centaur Launches. Bernard manages ULA’s Advanced programs group where he has been responsible for concept development of ULA’s Vulcan rocket, ACES upper stage and developing new capabilities to ensure that ULA provides future launch services that enable customer missions.