RigNet Names Brad Eastman as SVP and General Counsel

Houston, Tex., November 1, 2017-- RigNet, Inc. (NASDAQ:RNET) announced today that Brad Eastman will join the executive management team as Senior Vice President and General Counsel, effective immediately and will report to RigNet’s CEO and President, Steven Pickett. Mr. Eastman succeeds William D. Sutton, who, as previously announced, retired June 23, 2017, after more than nine years of service with RigNet. 

ABS Announce Leadership Transition

Hong Kong, October 30, 2017-ABS today announced that co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Thomas (Tom) Choi, is transitioning his role as CEO to that of Director on the Board so that he can pursue other interests and opportunities.  Choi will continue to support the company as a Director on the Board and he remains a significant investor in the business.  

Former Special Operations Commander Australia to join EM Solutions Board

Melbourne, Australia, October 3, 2017--Highly decorated soldier Major General Jeff Sengelman DSC, AM, CSC is joining the Board of EM Solutions following his recent retirement from the Australian Army.


Mission Microwave Appoints Richeson as New Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Los Angeles, Calif., October 2, 2017--Mission Microwave Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of compact, highly efficient Solid State Power Amplifiers and Block Upconverters, announced that it is expanding its executive team with the appointment of Steve Richeson as VP Sales and Marketing.

LeoSat Appoints Peter Schrickel as Chief Financial Officer

Paris, France, September 11, 2017 – LeoSat Enterprises, which is launching a constellation of up to 108 low-earth-orbit communications satellites that will provide the fastest, most secure and widest coverage data network in the world, has announced that Peter Schrickel, previously Treasurer of leading satellite company SES, joins LeoSat as Chief Financial Officer.  In this role, Peter will be spearhead finance for the company including securing funding, managing financial planning and coordinating investor relations.

ND SatCom Appoints Alexander Müller-Gastell as CEO

Immenstaad, Germany, September 1, 2017 – Alexander Müller-Gastell has been appointed the new CEO of ND SatCom GmbH (ND SatCom), effective today. This strategic move is in line with the shareholder vision to further grow the market share of ND SatCom since its acquisition from AIRBUS in 2015.

SSPI Names Future Leaders of the Industry and Honors Mentorship with the 2017 Promise and Mentor Awards

New York City,  September 1, 2017 –The Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) today announced that it would present its 2017 Promise Awards to Ryan Carlisle of SpaceX, Joyeeta Chatterjee of Reed Smith and Jamal A. Madni of Boeing Satellite Systems. The Promise Awards honor three satellite executives age 35 and under for outstanding achievement in the early stages of their career. The three recipients will be honored on October 17 in New York City at SSPI’s 12th Annual Future Leaders Dinner. On that night, SSPI will also honor its 2017 Mentor of the Year, Jorge Villarreal Schutz of Elara Comunicaciones, for the encouragement, support, and inspiration he has provided to young professionals throughout his career.

Interview with TELEBRAS President Jarbas Valente

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 30, 2017---TELEBRAS Brazilian Satellite Ka-Band will be offering in a Public auction 70% of the capacity in two lots next September after the roadshow in Brazil, UK and USA during the month of August 2017. The President of Telebras Mr. Jarbas Valente announced Monday August 14 that the new date for the auction will be September 27,2017 after receiving few requests for more time for the bid.


ILS Appoints Peter Stier as VP-Sales

Reston, Va., August 28, 2017--Peter Stier has been appointed Vice President of Sales for International Launch Services (ILS), leading the global sales activities for the company with overall responsibility for customer interaction and satisfaction.


Stephen Spengler Appointed a Commissioner of the United Nations Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development

Tysons Corner, Va., August 24, 2017--Intelsat’s Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Spengler, has been named a Commissioner of the United Nations Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development.