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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.

 

Thaicom Appoints New Chief Strategy Officer

Nonthaburi, Thailand,  February 6, 2017– Satellite operator Thaicom today announced the appointment of satellite industry veteran Dr. Supoj Chinveeraphan as its Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). Among Dr. Chinveeraphan’s responsibilities will be leading the growth of Thaicom as an Asian brand, inclusive of marketplace strategy, market positioning, partnerships, and operations.

 

AsiaSat Appoints Woolston as new CCO

Hong Kong, February 1, 2017–Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) announced the appointments of Barrie Woolston as new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and Sabrina Cubbon in a new role of Vice President, Business Development & Strategy.

 

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.

 

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.

Gregg Daffner Elected APSCC President

Seoul, Korea, December 15, 2016--Gregg Daffner CEO of GapSat, was elected and inaugurated as the President of ASCC at the 2016 APSCC General Assembly held on 13 December. As the main representative of APSCC, Gregg will be responsible for setting the policies and goals of APSCC in consultation with the APSCC Board of Directors, Vice Presidents and Executive Director.

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.

 

Imagine Communications Announce Key Executive Appointments

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 13, 2016 – Imagine Communications announced the appointment of several executives to head pivotal product and services initiatives that are designed to be critical contributors to the company's ongoing mission to advance the media & entertainment industry through an orderly and affordable transition to an agile and versatile technology foundation.