Thuraya Shareholders Elect Saleh Al Abdooli as Chairman

Dubai, UAE, March 24, 2016--Mobile Satellite Services operator Thuraya Telecommunications Company, today announced the election of a new Chairman, Eng. Saleh Al Abdooli. Eng. Saleh Al Abdooli, who has served as Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat UAE since 2012, joined Thuraya’s Board of Directors at a Board meeting held today and was elected Chairman.


SSPI Names Bryan McGuirk of ViviSat as Chair and Dawn Harms of Boeing Satellite Systems International as President of its Board of Directors

New York City, NY, March 18, 2016–The Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) today announced the appointment of Bryan McGuirk, COO of ViviSat, as the new Chairman, and Dawn Harms, Vice President of Business Development, Boeing Satellite Systems International, as President of its Board of Directors. Their one-year terms began on March 10.

Gilat Appoints Yona Ovadia as its New CEO

Petah Tikva, Israel, March 17, 2016 -- Gilat Satellite Networks (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT) announced today that it has appointed Yona Ovadia as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective March 31, 2016, replacing Dov Baharav, who shall remain Gilat's Chairman of the Board of Directors.


Intelsat Promotes Skot Butler to President of Intelsat General Corporation

McLean, VA, March 17, 2016--Intelsat S.A. (NYSE:I),  today announced the promotion of Skot Butler to President of Intelsat General Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary that provides satellite communications solutions to military, commercial and government customers. Butler, who will begin his new role on April 4, 2016, will continue to be based in McLean, Virginia.

Jeremy Lommori Appointed to Lead Riedel's North American Technical Sales and Support Team

Wuppertal, Germany, March 16, 2016—Riedel Communications today announced that Jeremy Lommori has been promoted to serve as head of technical sales and support for Riedel North America. In this new role, Lommori will oversee the system and support engineering team. 


BroadStream Solutions Announce Appointments across its Operations, R&D, Sales, Marketing and Support Teams Worldwide

Atlanta, GA, March 10, 2015--Automated playout solutions provider, BroadStream Solutions is strengthening its worldwide operations by bringing in new sales, marketing, operations and R&D experts to further expand its global reach and to better serve its growing customer base.

Scott Ward Joins Aerojet Rocketdyne as Vice President, Engineering

Sacramento, Calif., March 8, 2016--Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), announced today that Scott Ward will be joining the company as vice president, Engineering on April 4.  Ward is assuming the role following Dr. Marvin Young’s retirement from the position after 31 years with the company. 


LeoSat Appoints Diederik Kelder as SVP, Corporate and Business Development

Washington, D.C., March 72016 – LeoSat Enterprises, an emerging company with plans to launch a constellation of up to 108 low-earth-orbit communications satellites has announced the appointment of Diederik Kelder as Senior Vice President, Corporate and Business Development.  In this role, Diederik will be responsible for all business development activities at LeoSat. 

Mobile Satellite Users Association Announces 2016 Board of Directors

McLean, Va., March 2, 2016 – Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA), today announced its 2016 Board of Directors. MSUA is a nonprofit association dedicated to promoting satcom mobility innovations and fostering an exchange of information between providers and users on all matters related to mobility solutions including connectivity options, applications, regulations and more.

MEASAT Appoints Dr. Edmund Kong as CTO

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, February 25, 2016–MEASAT Global Berhad announced today the appointment of Dr. Edmund Kong as the company’s Chief Technology Officer.