Aerojet Rocketdyne Welcomes Natalie Schilling as Chief Human Resources Officer

by | Apr 12, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Aerojet Rocketdyne announced that Natalie Schilling joined the company today as Chief Human Resources Officer. Schilling will report directly to CEO and President Eileen Drake and will serve as one of the officers of parent company Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD).

Schilling brings more than 30 years of global human resources experience and leadership spanning multiple industries. She most recently served as vice president of Human Resources for Arconic's (formerly Alcoa) Corporate Resource Units, and was also the global director of Compensation and Benefits.

In her new role with Aerojet Rocketdyne, Schilling will work closely with Business Unit and Center of Excellence leaders, overseeing organizational and cultural development; talent acquisition, training and development; workforce and succession planning; leadership development; performance management; employee communications; human resources information systems; and benefits and wellness.

Natalie's diverse industry expertise will be a tremendous asset to Aerojet Rocketdyne in this pivotal time of growth for our industry and our company, said Drake. It is essential that we continue to build and cultivate a workforce that is strong so we can continue to push the boundaries of space exploration and expand our nation's defense capabilities. Natalie is highly regarded in her field and we're proud to have her join our team.

Schilling is an advisory board trustee for the Manufacturing Institute and has played an active role in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Production (STEP) Ahead Awards Recognition program that honors Women in Manufacturing. She also is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She was previously a member of the Rutgers Advisory Board for the Center for HR and on the advisory board for the Michigan State University School of Human Resources and Labor Relations.

Aerojet Rocketdyne is an innovative company delivering solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. Additional information about Aerojet Rocketdyne can be obtained by visiting our websites at and


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