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.


Broadcast Solutions Appoints Alexander Normann Sales Manager for Wireless Microwave Communication Products

Bingen,Germany, August 29, 2017--Broadcast Solutions GmbH extends its product portfolio of wireless microwave communications products for audio, video and data applications with the appointment Alexander Normann Sales Manager for wireless communication tools in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland). His main focus will be the support of existing broadcast customers and the further development of a division with focus on governmental and security based customers.

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.


Advantech Wireless Appoints New VP for RF Products-Latin America

Montreal, Canada, August 22, 2017 – Advantech Wireless, a global leader in satellite broadband communications solutions, announced that Eduardo Alecci has joined the company as VP Sales LATAM for RF and Microwave Products.

Advantech Wireless Appoints General Director for Brazil

Montreal, Canada, August 21, 2017 – Advantech Wireless, a global leader in satellite broadband communications solutions, announced that Carlos Xavier has joined the company in 2017 as Director of Advantech Wireless Do Brasil.

Don Brown Joins Telesat to Lead Government Business

Ottawa, Canada, August 17, 2017 – Telesat announced today that Don Brown, a satellite industry expert with a 20+ year record of innovation in the use of commercial satellites by major government customers around the world, has joined Telesat as General Manager, Government Services. He will be based in the company’s Washington, DC office.

Dolores Martos Joins Telesat as Regional VP, Latin America and Caribbean Sales

Ottawa, Canada, July 26, 2017 – Telesat announced today the appointment of Dolores Martos as Regional Vice President, Latin America and Caribbean Sales. Dolores is a highly regarded and experienced sales executive who has held senior positions in several leading satellite companies. Her expertise in both commercial and regulatory matters has facilitated the growth of satcom services across the Latin America region. Dolores will be based in Telesat’s Washington, DC office and report to Tom Eaton, Vice President, International Sales.


José Manuel do Rosário Toscano to Join Intelsat as Head of International Government Affairs

Luxembourg City, July 1,  2017-- Satellite operator Intelsat S.A. (NYSE:I) announced that José Manuel do Rosário Toscano will be joining the company to lead its efforts in International Government Affairs and Asset Management, effective September 4, 2017.  Mr. Toscano will join the Luxembourg global headquarters office.