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RigNet Appoints Brendan Sullivan as CTO/CIO

Houston, Tex., June 1, 2017--RigNet, Inc. (NASDAQ:RNET) announces that Brendon Sullivan will join its executive management team as Chief Technology/Information Officer (CTO/CIO). Sullivan will support RigNet’s strategic initiatives, aligning the company's product architecture with business priorities, and will work to streamline business processes.

 

Boeing’s Dawn Harms and DataPath’s David Myers Named Chairperson and President of SSPI

New York City, May 18, 2017--- The Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) today announced the appointment of Dawn Harms, Vice President of Business Development, Boeing Satellite Systems International, as its new Chairperson, and David Myers, President & CEO, DataPath, as President of its Board of Directors through March 2018.

CPI Appoints Fickett CEO

Palo Alto, Calif. May 1, 2017--Effective May 1, 2017, Bob Fickett will assume the role of chief executive officer of CPI International, Inc., which is the parent company of Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI) and Communications & Power Industries Canada Inc. (CPI Canada).  Fickett has served as president and chief operating officer of CPI International since March 2002. He will retain his current roles at CPI, where he has served as president since March 2002 and as chairman of the board of managers since December 2015.

Antonovich Appointed CEO Of Eutelsat Americas

Paris, France, April 26, 2017–Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) announced that Mike Antonovich is joining Eutelsat Americas as Chief Executive Officer.

 

 

SSL Builds Executive Team for Government Systems

Palo Alto, Calif. – April 12, 2017—Satellite manufacturer Space Systems Loral (SSL)  today announced that it is increasing its commitment to support U.S. Government missions with key executives that bring a depth of experience to the company. Under the direction of Richard White who was promoted to President of SSL Government Systems, Robert Zitz has joined the company as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for SSL Government Systems.  He is joined by Tim Gillespie, who takes on the role of Vice President of Business Development, National Programs for SSL Government Systems.

 

Thomas Birner Joins Qvest Media

Cologne, Germany, April 1, 2017--Qvest Media, a systems architect for broadcasting and media technology, is expanding its business in the UK and Northern Europe and has appointed Thomas Birner as Head of Sales for these regions. With immediate effect, he will be responsible for strengthening and establishing the company’s activities in these markets. The goals are to build close customer and business relationships, to develop new distribution channels and to drive Qvest Media’s growth.

 

Thuraya Appoints Acting CEO

Dubai, UAE, April 1, 2017--Thuraya Telecommunications Company announced that Mr. Ahmed Al Shamsi, Chief Technology Officer has been appointed as temporary Acting Chief Executive Officer of the company, assuming the role immediately.

World Teleport Association Names Global Eagle’s Abel Avellan 2017 Teleport Executive of the Year

New York, NY, March 1, 2017--The World Teleport Association (WTA)  announced that Abel Avellan, President and Chief Strategy Officer of Global Eagle has been named as its 2017 Teleport Executive of the Year. Mr. Avellan will be honored during WTA’s Teleport Awards for Excellence luncheon on March 7 during SATELLITE 2017 in Washington, DC. The Teleport Executive of the Year award is presented to an individual for demonstrated entrepreneurship, leadership and innovation in the development or operation of a teleport-based business.

Globecast Appoints Sylvain Merle as CTO

Paris, France, Feb 15, 2017— Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, has announced the appointment of Sylvain Merle to the post of CTO, effective immediately. Sylvain assumes overall responsibility in ensuring that the company’s technical and economic approach with clients is aligned with the latest industry developments.

 

SSC Taps Aerospace Industry Veteran to Lead Its Satellite Management Services in the Americas

Solna, Sweden, February 6, 2017-Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) today announced Daniel White has been named Executive Vice President for Satellite Management Services (SaMS) for the Americas region. In his new role, White will lead the business operations and customer relationships in North and Latin America for National Security, Civil and Commercial Space.