Dave Jungkind has worked for SEAKR for over 14 years and now serves as the Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Jungkind has been an essential component of SEAKR’s noteworthy growth, including the launch of several new business segments diversifying SEAKR’s portfolio: space processing, space avionics, and space communication systems. He was involved, from the vision to deployment, of several key innovative programs including the Internet Protocol Router in Space (IRIS) mission which demonstrated the value of satellite communication systems using on-orbit routing dynamic routing, the communication payload for the Iridium NEXT constellation – one of the first large proliferated LEO networked systems, and several integrated EO/IR processing payloads. In his position, he manages business development, proposal, capture, and marketing strategies.
Mr. Jungkind’s career has also included a tenure as the Director of Space and Avionics Encryption Products for General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS). In this role, he led the team that expanded GDMS’ space information security footprint into new missions, utilizing a reprogrammable encryption processor capability that significantly reduced NSA certification timelines.
Mr. Jungkind was an integral part of the sales management teams at several companies including Luscombe Engineering, the MYLEX Division of IBM, and Thorson Rocky Mountain, Inc. In addition to working in the public sector, Mr. Jungkind also served in the United States Air Force Tactical Application Center (AFTAC) as a 9910x monitoring nuclear treaty compliance worldwide during Desert Storm.
Outside of work, Mr. Jungkind has held leadership positions at the Colorado Space Business Roundup (CSBR). He donates his time as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) helping displaced children find a safe and nurturing environment.
M.S., Engineering Management, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne FL, (1993)
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Penn State University, State College (1991)