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SSPI Names Future Leaders of the Industry and Honors Mentorship with the 2015 Promise and Mentor Awards

New York City, October 15, 2015--The Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) today announced that it would present its 2015 Promise Awards to Ethan Lucarelli of Wiley Rein LLP, Jennifer Salmon of Space Systems Loral and Sarah Thomas of The Boeing Company. 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 November 10 in New York City at SSPI’s 10th Annual Future Leaders Dinner. On that night, SSPI will also honor its 2015 Mentor of the Year, Chris Stott of ManSat, for the encouragement, support, and inspiration he has provided to students and young professionals throughout his career.

OneWeb Appoints Matthew M. O’Connell as CEO

London, UK, October 14, 2015: OneWeb which is building a new global communications system to create affordable broadband services for all, today announces the appointment of Matthew M. O’Connell as Chief Executive Officer. The appointment follows the successful US$ 500 million  funding round from a group of leading international companies, and represents another important step towards OneWeb’s ultimate goal of making affordable internet available globally via its satellite constellation.

 

New MD for Euroconsult's North America Office

Paris, France, October 8, 2015--Euroconsult today announced the hiring of Sima Fishman as Managing Director of Euroconsult USA. In this role Sima will manage the development of Euroconsult's services for U.S. customers and Euroconsult's Washington D.C. office. Sima will work closely with Susan Irwin, Principal Advisor at Euroconsult who has run Euroconsult USA since its debut in 2010.

 

Comtech EF Data Names Richard Swardh to Vice President, Market Development

Tempe, Arizona, October 8, 2015 – Comtech EF Data Corp. announced today the appointment of Richard Swardh to Vice President, Market Development. In this newly created position, Swardh will lead Comtech EF Data’s market development, business development and product marketing functions for the 2G/3G/LTE mobile backhaul market.

EMC appoints John Finney as Chief Commercial Officer

Miramar, Fla., October 6,  2015--This appointment is to enhance the company's leadership in delivering the most mission-critical communications services, in the world's most remote locations, and for people and businesses on the move.

 

 

WORK Microwave Appoints Thomas Fröhlich as CEO

Holzkirchen,  Germany, Oct. 5, 2015—WORK Microwave, a leading global supplier of advanced satellite communications, navigation, defence electronics, and sensors equipment, today announced the appointment of Thomas Fröhlich as CEO. He will jointly lead WORK Microwave with CTO Günter Prokoph, concentrating on driving the company’s strategy while broadening the company’s customer reach and sales revenue.

 

Inmarsat Appoints Sam Matar as Director of Airline Market

London, UK, September 24, 2015--Inmarsat has announced the appointment of Sam Matar as Director of Airline Market Development, with responsibility for expanding the company’s airline customer base and revenues in the North America market.

 

 

Transas Appoints Frank Coles CEO

Hamburg, Germany, September 22, 2015–Transas, a global leader in high-tech equipment, software and system integration for the maritime industry, today announces the appointment of Frank Coles as its Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors for Transas Marine.

 

Catherine Melquist Joins Sage Communications to Head Satellite Division

McLean, VA, September 22, 2015--Catherine Melquist, a marketing executive with more than 20 years of experience in the satellite industry, has joined Sage Communications as senior vice president of its Satellite division.

 

 

LeoSat Names Mark Rigolle New CEO

Washington, DC, September 14, 2015 – LeoSat Enterprises, an emerging company with plans to launch a constellation of up to 108 low-earth-orbit communications satellites, has named industry veteran Mark Rigolle as the company’s new chief executive officer.