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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.

Denis Arrufat Rejoins Signalhorn

Backnang, Germany, January 13, 2017--Denis Arrufat will re-join Signalhorn to drive channel sales specifically with its partner Deutche Telekom.Arrufat, who worked with Signalhorn between 2002 and 2014 in a number of roles, most recently was responsible for the sales to Deutsche Telekom within Signalhorn.

 

Alfred Monterrubio Joins Riedel Communications' North America Technical Services Staff

Burbank, Calif., Jan. 12, 2017— Riedel Communications has hired Alfred Monterrubio as a Service and Support Engineer. Monterrubio joins Riedel with nearly a decade of experience in quality control and management for broadcast technology solutions.

 

Harmonic Appoints Tom Lookabaugh to Board of Directors

San Jose, Calif., Jan. 11, 2017 — Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT)  today announced it has expanded the company's board of directors with the appointment of Dr. Tom Lookabaugh. Dr. Lookabaugh, 55, has over 30 years of experience in the semiconductor, communications equipment, and service provider industries, as well as in academia.

Newtec Appoints Van den Driessche as CEO

Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, December 21, 2016--Newtec’s Board of Directors has appointed Thomas Van den Driessche, who was named Chief Commercial Officer four years ago, to succeed Van Herck as CEO, effective from January 1, 2017. After ten years of dedicated and successful leadership CEO Serge Van Herck has decided to resign and move his career in another direction. Newtec is grateful to Van Herck for his leadership over the past decade and wishes him all the best with his new undertakings.

Eutelsat Appoints Sandrine Téran as new Group CFO

Paris, France, December 13,  2016 – Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) announces the appointment of Sandrine Téran as Group Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Committee. She will join Eutelsat on 9 January 2017.