Drew Crouch recently retired as vice president, technology, for Ball Corporation. He was responsible for identifying and pursuing technology-based commercial opportunities that offer growth leverage to the company and for guiding Ball’s manufacturing technology base to maximize the company’s competitiveness and sustainability. In this role he founded and led a bespoke commercial analytics and intelligence business for Ball. He currently works with technology start-up ventures and the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering at Colorado State University.
Previously Crouch served in a number of leadership positions at Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. Most recently he was vice president and general manager of the National Defense strategic business unit where he was responsible for the acquisition and execution of defense and intelligence space and technology programs. Crouch also served as vice president, Corporate Strategy and Development and vice president and general manager of the Advanced Technologies & Products strategic business unit.
His career spans: general management, business and strategic development in the aerospace industry; technology start-up executive management and financing; and space mission development and systems engineering. Before his latest tenure with Ball (where he had previously served as an engineer and technical manager), Crouch was a principal at Becker Capital Management, Inc., a family office venture finance firm. He also served as chief operating officer of VR-1, Inc., a venture financed Internet multiplayer game software company and was vice president of operations for Online Network Enterprises, Inc., an internet service provider.
Crouch is chairman emeritus and a member of the Advisory Board of the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering at Colorado State University; and a former member of the Advisory Board of the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship at CU-Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. He also served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association. He is also a former member of the Board of Directors of Vexcel Corporation. Crouch holds a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering and an M.S. in mechanical engineering with an engineering management concentration, both from Colorado State University.