Aerojet Rocketdyne

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc.
legal form Inc.
ISIN US0078001056
founding 1984
Seat El Segundo , California , United StatesUnited StatesUnited States 
management Eileen Drake (President and CEO )
Number of employees 5157
sales 1,877,000,000 US dollars
Branch Aerospace Engineering
As of December 31, 2017

Aerojet Rocketdyne (formerly GenCorp) is an American manufacturer of rocket engines for space travel and ballistic missiles . Aerojet Rocketdyne's main customers include the United States Department of Defense , NASA , and private companies such as Boeing , the United Launch Alliance , Lockheed Martin and Raytheon .


The company's roots are in the General Tire and Rubber Company , which was founded in Akron , Ohio in 1915 . The tire manufacturer from the unofficial capital of the US rubber and rubber industry expanded into the business of operating radio stations from 1943 onwards . The broadcasting activities were merged into the General Teleradio group. In 1945 the Aerojet Engineering Corporation was taken over . After the takeover of RKO Pictures in 1955, the radio subsidiary RKO General was created . RKO General later served as the group's general holding company for businesses that were not part of the company's rubber processing core. From 1984 the new parent company GenCorp served as a holding company for the tire business and the radio holdings. At the urging of the Federal Communications Commission , the broadcast division was ceded to the Music Corporation of America in 1986 . In connection with this restructuring, it was decided to push ahead with the aerospace technology business and also to divest the tire production, the former core of the company. The tire manufacturer General Tire was sold to Continental in 1987 .

With the takeover of Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne from United Technologies by GenCorp in 2013, the subsidiary Aerojet Rocketdyne was finally created. In 2015, the entire GenCorp group was renamed Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings.

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Individual evidence

  1. Aerojet Rocketdyne: Message from the CEO and president , accessed February 25, 2019
  2. Aerojet Rocketdyne: 2017 Annual Report , accessed February 25, 2019
  3. ^ Aerojet Rocketdyne: Industries / Aerojet Rocketdyne , accessed February 25, 2019
  4. General Tire: The Brand , accessed February 25, 2019
  5. ^ Aerojet Rocketdyne: History , accessed February 25, 2019