President and GM, Orion Space Solutions
Chad Fish was named president and general manager of Arcfield’s Orion Space Solutions (Orion) sector following its acquisition by Arcfield in November 2023. As president and general manager, Chad leads an expert team of scientists and engineers who develop novel technologies in support of our nation’s space security and environmental monitoring objectives, specifically focused on the design, integration, and assembly of SmallSats and CubeSats, as well as the development of sensors, computational models and data products for the space and ground network domains.
Chad joined Orion in 2017 and served as its chief operating officer of the company for six years. In this role he led program and business operations and strategy across the company before it’s successful sale in 2023. Prior to joining Orion, Chad served as chief technical officer and then chief operating offer at OmniEarth Analytics. Earlier in his career he held a variety of roles including branch manager, principal investigator, program manager, and systems engineer within Space Dynamics Laboratory’s civil and military space divisions, as well as held the role of director of space instrumentation in the Center for Space Engineering at Utah State University (USU).
Chad holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from USU and has been a research professor at the university since 2014.