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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
We are proud to announce the third annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference will be held in Rome from the 30th-31st January 2018. Download Conference Agenda | Register to attend this Conference Reconnaissance and Surveillance are key to developing clear and accurate maritime situational awareness. In order to maximise their ISR range, Navies and Maritime agencies around the globe are looking beyond the atmosphere to provide new and advanced surveillance capabil...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:47:00 +0100
The propulsion system of the light-weight Angara 1.2 Launch Vehicle Service Module, manufactured by the Khrunichev Space Center (part of ROSCOSMOS State Corporation), completed successful hot-fire testing at the Federal State Enterprise "Rocket & Space Industry Research & Test Center" (RSI RTC) test facility (Peresvet, Moscow Region). The hot-fire tests are the most important and final stage of ground based propulsion system tests prior to flight testing. During the tests, specialists from...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0100
For the first time ever astronomers have studied an asteroid that has entered the Solar System from interstellar space. Observations from ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile and other observatories around the world show that this unique object was traveling through space for millions of years before its chance encounter with our star system. It appears to be a dark, reddish, highly-elongated rocky or high-metal-content object. The new results appear in the journal Nature on 20 November 2017. ...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:30:00 +0100
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has partnered with NASA's Johnson Space Center to successfully complete thermal vacuum testing for the James Webb Space Telescope - validating its ability to operate in the frigid space environment. The Webb telescope will be the premier space observatory of the next decade, and will study galaxy, star and planet formation in the universe. Harris' team helped safeguard the telescope in Houston during Hurricane Harvey and ensured uninterrupted testing - including ...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:31:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, contributed to the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket as it lifted off Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, carrying the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) spacecraft. Orbital ATK's contributions to the Delta II include nine Graphite Epoxy Motors (GEM 40) and a large composite fairing for the rocket. This event marks the penultimate launch of the Delta II rocket. It i...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Twice as big as Earth, the super-Earth 55 Cancri e was thought to have lava flows on its surface. The planet is so close to its star, the same side of the planet always faces the star, such that the planet has permanent day and night sides. Based on a 2016 study using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, scientists speculated that lava would flow freely in lakes on the starlit side and become hardened on the face of perpetual darkness. The lava on the dayside would reflect radiation from th...
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:03:00 +0100
Today, NASA launched NOAA's next-generation polar satellite, the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, into space. Two Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) weather programs are mission-critical components of the satellite's mission: the JPSS Common Ground System and the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite sensor. Svalbard, Norway, is home to part of a global network of receiving stations that process and distribute polar satellite data to users worldwide. Photo taken at Kongsberg Satellite Services plateau, ...
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:00:00 +0100
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket carrying the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) for NASA and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-2 on Nov. 18 at 1:47 a.m. PST. The JPSS program provides the nation's next generation polar-orbiting operational environmental satellite system, delivering key observations for the nation's essential projects and services, including forecasting weather in advance and assessing environmental hazards...
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute to slow the spacecraft down as it enters the Martian atmosphere at over 12,000 mph (5.4 kilometers per second). Preparations for this mission have provided, for the first time, dramatic video of the parachute opening at supersonic speed. The Mars 2020 mission will seek signs of ancient Martian life by investiga...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:07:00 +0100
The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office, PMW 146, and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC). The October 11 milestone followed the successful completion of the MUOS-5 satellite's on-orbit testing and delivery of all operational products needed to "fly" the satellite. In April, the Navy, working with Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT), con...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:04:00 +0100
As part of ESA's strategy to foster commercial competitiveness in Europe while focusing on its core aims, the agency has transferred ownership of several ground tracking stations for reuse by external organisations. By the end of 2017, ESA will have transferred three stations to national organisations in Spain and Portugal, who will take over the provision of satellite tracking services to a wide variety of commercial customers. The three stations involved in the transfer are all equipped ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:33:00 +0100
Boeing [NYSE:BA] won large commitments across its twin- and single-aisle commercial airplane families, debuted key capabilities including the CST-100 Starliner docking and KC-46 refueling simulators, and announced services agreements at the 2017 Dubai Airshow. "This has been a very successful show for Boeing. Our regional customers have maintained their trust in our products and technology, and our partnerships in the Middle East region continue to grow," said Bernard Dunn, President, Boeing ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0100
A temperate Earth-sized planet has been discovered only 11 light-years from the Solar System by a team using ESO's unique planet-hunting HARPS instrument. The new world has the designation Ross 128 b and is now the second-closest temperate planet to be detected after Proxima b. It is also the closest planet to be discovered orbiting an inactive red dwarf star, which may increase the likelihood that this planet could potentially sustain life. Ross 128 b will be a prime target for ESO's Extremely ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:29:00 +0100
Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), has been chosen by the Italian space agency ASI to develop an instrument called RIME (Radar sounder for Icy Moons Exploration) for the JUICE (JUpiter Icy moons Explorer) mission, part of the European Space Agency's "2015-25 Cosmic Vision" program. Scheduled for launch in 2022 with an expected arrival in 2029, the JUICE mission is designed to study the Jovian system and more specifically its icy moons, Ganymede, Call...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
The Ariane 5 for Arianespace's December 12 year-ending flight for 2017 has completed its initial build-up at the Spaceport in French Guiana - where preparations also are moving ahead with four satellite passengers that will further expand Europe's Galileo global navigation system once in their final orbit. During activity in the Spaceport's Launcher Integration Building, this heavy-lift vehicle for Arianespace Flight VA240 underwent the assembly process that began by mating its two solid prop...
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 19:47:00 +0100
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded BAE Systems a contract worth up to $12.8 million to develop an innovative space evaluation and analysis testbed to support the development, integration, evaluation and analysis of advanced space enterprise command and control (C2) tools and capability technologies. The U.S. military must be able to quickly establish situational awareness and execute operations in space. Within the space domain, many thousands of objects that ar...
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:45:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced that the "S.S. Gene Cernan" CygnusTM spacecraft successfully completed its rendezvous and berthing maneuvers with the International Space Station earlier this morning. This marks the company's eighth successful berthing with the orbiting laboratory. Cygnus launched into orbit aboard an Orbital ATK Antares(tm) rocket at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on November 12. The spacecraft then executed a ser...
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:45:00 +0100
Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with ArianeGroup, prime contractor and design authority of Ariane 6, to design, develop, qualify and manufacture the telemetry transmitter of the new European launcher. The telemetry transmitter is responsible for transmitting to the ground the data generated by the launcher throughout the whole launch mission. It is the first contract of the company in Spain in the launchers segment. After three decades of activity in the space sector participating i...
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0100
What seemed at first like a rare instance of a huge, ancient galaxy revealed itself to be an even rarer pair of extremely massive galaxies, seen on the brink of merging when the Universe was only a billion years old. This outstanding source was first identified by ESA's Herschel space observatory, and later exposed in greater detail with the ground-based Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile. The earliest galaxies in the 13.8 billion-year history of our cosmos starte...
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:00:00 +0100
Gas giant Jupiter, organic molecules in star-forming clouds and baby galaxies in the distant Universe are among the first targets for which data will be immediately available from the James Webb Space Telescope once it begins casting its powerful gaze on the Universe in 2019. Thirteen "early release" programmes were chosen from more than 100 proposals after a competitive peer-review selection process within the astronomical community. The programmes have been allocated nearly 500 hours of obs...
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     Date Submitted:19-05-2015
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     Current job:Director
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     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsBusiness development Strategy Product management
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    BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT and STRATEGIC MARKETING

    Over 25 years of experience grounded in business development, strategic marketing and product management of satellite communication technologies within the maritime and land mobility market sectors. Expertise includes identifying opportunities, directing technology, marketing projects, working with diverse teams, and managing direct & indirect sales.

    CORE COMPETENCIES

    Strategy development, product management, business development

    Satellite communications, maritime & safety services, satellite tracking, flat panel antennas

    Excellent verbal & written communications, account & channel management, international business

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    IRIDIUM SATELLITE LLC, Director, Maritime Business Development, McLean VA  (2015 – 2016)

    Directed maritime product strategy, market positioning, messaging, forecasting, pricing, contracts, channel communications and the evolution roadmap, enabling twice the product sales versus forecast in a 12 month period, allowing the company to expand its market base prior to introduction of a new satellite constellation with enhanced product and service offerings

    Managed the launch team for new service commercial readiness, fostering enhanced communication between teams around the world required to ensure successful work to plan and ‘on time’ service introduction

    KYMETA CORPORATION, Product Manager, Seattle WA  (2013 – 2015)

    Developed a winning proposal for Kymeta Corporation, in collaboration with Israeli partner Gilat, for a $1.8M project of a Ka-band, portable satellite terminal utilizing unique flat panel antenna technology, allowing both companies to refine their developments and solutions to more effectively cater to mobility solutions for aviation, maritime and land transportation markets

    Led the product management efforts including development of market requirements, product requirements and go to market strategies for the maritime and 'connected car' business line to effectively cater to the company’s unique selling proposition for these key target sectors

    SATCOM STUDIOS LLC, Managing Director, Vienna VA  (2012 – 2015)

    Provided management and technology consulting services utilizing significant experience in a number of disciplines and market sectors including satellite communications, mobility solutions, tracking services, vessel monitoring systems, satellite antenna technology, Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), satellite/digital news gathering, maritime transport, commercial fishing, and marine leisure

    Led the strategy development, product management, product marketing, market research, and business development activities

    INMARSAT, London, UK   1995 - 2012

    Director, Market and Business Development, Washington DC (2002 – 2012)

    Managed market development for land mobile and maritime businesses within North America, aligning market sector strategies with product and account teams and directing resources to execute the plan

    Maintained a steady growth of 20% per annum for the Americas - a $70M portfolio of land and maritime industry business

    Led industry liaison and new distributor recruitment within the region

    Managed local PR agencies and served as primary company spokesperson, conducting media tours and interviews of opportunity throughout the region aimed at the relevant trades

    Directed implementation of live events within the region for industry conferences, exhibitions and distribution channel meetings

    Key Account Sales Manager, London (2001 – 2002)

    Managed the account relationship for Inmarsat’s then largest land earth station operator and distribution partner - across an internal matrix of colleagues, including C-level executives, engineering, marketing, operations and customer service, for the company’s on-demand as well as ‘power-bandwidth’ leasing services, exceeding sales targets by 20% for $100M of wholesale business

    Manager, Maritime Business, London (1995 – 2001)

    Managed maritime business strategies and market development in close collaboration with internal and external teams, to successfully align the evolution of the maritime product & service portfolio

    Managed the annual product market plan execution and overall maritime line of business

    Led the global market development for vessel monitoring and control where the company’s solutions were eventually adopted by a vast majority of maritime nations within the EU, other European countries and other nations around the world, providing the company with early market share in a vertical with significant growth opportunities

    COMSAT MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS, Clarksburg MD  1988 - 1995

    Manager, Applications Systems Marketing (1993 – 1995)

    Managed development and marketing of various applications including mobile tracking and telemetry, sales department management, and sales forecast solutions

    Regional Manager – International Sales (1988 – 1993)

    Expanded the mobile satellite communications business through the recruitment of a sales organization within Northern Europe, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region

    Renewed contacts with legacy maritime customers throughout the Pacific Rim and upsold to long term and volume service packages, reducing migration to new competitors and producing 140% of sales quota

    ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY, INC. (ATI), Senior Staff Member, Reston VA  1986 - 1988

    Conducted combat system engineering analysis for the United States Navy.  Managed scheduling, network analysis and resource management.  Flawless project work resulted in a ‘sole source’ follow-on contract.

    EDUCATION

    Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

    M.B.A. graduate course studies (45 credits)

    United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY

    Bachelor of Science, Marine Engineering

    U.S. Coast Guard third-assistant engineer’s license

    Commissioned as Ensign, United States Naval Reserve; promoted to Lt(jg) USNR

    PROFESSIONAL & BOARD AFFILIATIONS

    Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA), Secretary to the Board   2012 - present

    Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA), Board Member  2005 - 2012

    Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI), Member  2012 - present

    TECHNICAL ADDENDUM

    Software:

    Adobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop Elements 5, Arena, MS Office 2010 (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), MS Project, MS Publisher, MS Visio

    Training:

    Customer-Oriented Selling, Vital Learning;  Dynamic Project Management, Management Resources, Inc.; Exceptional Sales Management, Baker Communications, Inc.; Frontline Leadership & Team Leadership, Zenger-Miller; International Leadership and Cultural Diversity, Frances E. Kendall and Associates; International Negotiating Strategies, Comsat Human Resources; Professional Selling Skills & Account Development Strategies, Learning International; Pragmatic Marketing -Foundations, Focus, Build

    PERSONAL

    Dual citizenship:  United States / United Kingdom


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