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Diego Rodríguez, appointed SENER’S Director of Defense

He will combine this new position with his current post, held since 2005, as SENER’S Director of Space

Madrid, April 3, 2013 – The engineering and technology group SENER has appointed Diego Rodríguez as new Director of Defense, a department that is part of the Aerospace Strategic Business Unit. Diego Rodríguez will coordinate this new responsibility with his work as Director of the Space Department, a position he has held since 2005.

In his new role, Rodríguez will have as main objectives, on the one hand, identifying potential synergies between both departments, through cross-work coordination in the development of products and own technologies, and on the other, enhancing SENER’s globalization in the Aerospace sector by seizing new business opportunities in the international markets.

Diego Rodríguez joined SENER in 1987. In these 26 years, he has spent his entire career working in the fields of Aerospace and Defense engineering. He began working in the company as a Design Engineer in the Electronics and Control section, carrying out later tasks as a Systems Engineer. Since 1995, Rodríguez has held Project Management responsibilities in European Space Agency (ESA) and Defense programs. In 2005, he was appointed Director of the Space Department, a post he will now coordinate with his new position as Director of the Defense Department.

Diego Rodríguez is an Advanced Telecommunications Engineer, graduated from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and has completed the General Management Program PDG at IESE business school. He is member of the Board of the Space Commission of the Spanish Association for Defense, Aeronautics and Space Technologies (TEDAE), being also a board member at the company HISDESAT.

SENER group has a workforce of more than 5,000 professionals, with offices on four continents and a turnover of 1,160 million euros (2011 figures).


SENER is a private engineering and technology group founded in 1956, which strives to offer its clients state-of-the-art technological solutions and which enjoys international recognition thanks to its independence and its commitment to innovation and quality. SENER has a workforce of more than 5,000 professionals and a turnover of 1,160 million Euros (2011 figures).

SENER engages in the specific activities of Engineering and Construction, and also holds industrial company shares in firms involved in the field of Energy and Environment, as well as in Aerospace technology. The Engineering and Construction Division, SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas, S.A. has become one of the largest engineering companies in Spain, with a turnover of more than 653 million Euros (2011 figures), employing some 2,200 workers and having offices in Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, South Corea, United Arab Emirates, Spain, United States, Japan, Mexico, Poland and Portugal.