VICE PRESIDENT – COMMERCIAL SPACEFLIGHT
As Vice President of Commercial Spaceflight, Kerri Knotts is at the helm of our company’s commercial portfolio. She spearheads the development of partnerships and strategic business growth initiatives and cultivates commercial space opportunities in the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) economy, Cis-Lunar, and Lunar Surface. Since joining Barrios in 2020, Kerri has supported multiple areas – as Senior Manager in Business Development, Cross-Program Integration on the Human Space Flight Technical Integration Contract (HSFTIC), and the establishment of Barrios’ Commercial Space service line.
Before joining Barrios, Kerri served as an Aerospace Engineer for NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC). At NASA her technical and leadership roles included Extravehicular Activity (EVA) astronaut instructor and training crews on the systems, procedures, and hardware needed to operate in space during complex Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) construction missions.
Kerri is a graduate of the West Virginia University (WVU) Aerospace Engineering program and serves on the WVU Statler College of Engineering Advisory Committee, the WVU Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Advisory Committee, and the WVU Foundation Board.
WHAT SETS US APART
- 42+ years as a Federal government prime contractor, primarily to NASA.
- Partner to a diverse customer and industry base across government and commercial space sectors.
- 650+ employees delivering broad experience and technical expertise.
- A woman-owned business that maintains a legac y of excellence.
- Small business agility with robust business infrastructure.
- ISO9001 and AS9100 Certified.
- Consistently awarded ‘Excellent’ performance scores on prime contracts to NASA.
NASA Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year Award
NASA / JSC Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award
SBA Region 6 Prime Contractor of the Year & Subcontractor of the Year Awards
Boeing Supplier of the Year Award
Each year, the Barrios EMY Award, named after our founder, Emyré Barrios Robinson, recognizes an employee who
contributes beyond the workplace in service to the community.
An employee whose efforts exemplify our Barrios Value of Social Responsibility, is committed to making a long-lasting
positive impact and doing good for society around them, and consistently demonstrates an unyielding dedication
to community service and improving the lives of others.
Kerri spends her free time staying fit and cheering on her two sons, who – like their mother – are both studying engineering.