Scott Tibbitts was appointed as Managing Director of SpaceDev at the closing of the Starsys merger on January 31, 2006. Mr. Tibbitts co-founded Starsys Research Corporation in 1988 where he served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board from 1988 until February 2006.
From 1986 to 1988, Mr. Tibbitts served as the Engineering Manager for Maus Technologies, Inc., a developer of high technology domestic water heaters and thermal actuator technologies. From 1981 to 1985 Mr. Tibbitts was a Research Engineer for Rockwell International. Mr. Tibbitts has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He was the recipient of the Esprit Entrepreneur of Distinction award in 1998 and was involved as a Big Brother in Big Brothers of Colorado for eight years.