Perry has worked for COM DEV – a leading Canadian space company specializing in communications satellite payloads, subsystems and micro-satellites, located in Cambridge, Ontario – for the past twelve years. In his current role as Spacecraft Mechanical Systems Engineer in the Mission Development Group, Perry is responsible for spacecraft assembly, integration and testing as well as launch activities for micro-satellite missions.
Perry holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Aerospace Engineering from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. In 2005, he attended the International Space University Summer Session Program held at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C. Perry returned to ISU in 2006 and 2007 to present a workshop on payload design and remote sensing, sponsored by COM DEV. He is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Astronautical Engineering at the University of Southern California's Viterbi School of Engineering.