Tom Pfitzer

Tom Pfitzer is the Founder and President of A-P-T Research, Inc. Mr. Pfitzer holds a Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering (System Safety Option) from Texas A&M University. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Intern Program in Safety Engineering. He has 19 years’ service in the safety career field for the U.S. Army and over 40 years in System Safety, Range Safety, and Risk Analysis experience. He has held various positions in safety and risk assessment both Government and industry, in Huntsville, AL and Kwajalein, Marshall Islands. Early in his career he was the Safety Officer at a national range monitoring safety for over 200 launches. Prior to establishing the Safety Engineering and Analysis Center (SEAC), he founded A-P-T Research, Inc. in 1990, a company that employs over 120 practicing safety professionals. Major contracts support the US Missile Defense Agency and NASA Kennedy Space Center.

Tom has supported numerous U.S. and international agencies that are developing risk-based standards. He is currently a member of Society of Risk Assessment and fellow member of System Safety Society and on the Board of Directors of International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety, chairing the Launch Safety Committee. He has authored more than 25 papers in technical journals, and been keynote speaker at safety conferences.

 


Tom Pfitzer
Chairman of Launch & Reentry Safety Technical Commitee