Sierra Nevada Space Leader Takes Over Growing Defense Op Elsewhere

Sierra Nevada is losing its space systems unit leader to a want-to-be-bigger defense provider. Polaris Industries said Sept. 6 it hired John Olson as vice president and general manager for Polaris Defense. At Sierra, Olson was vice president of the Space Systems business and was responsible for space exploration systems, including the Dream Chaser reusable spacecraft. At Polaris, he will take over complete Polaris Defense profit and loss responsibility, as well as lead and develop the …