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In its budget proposal for the coming year, the U.S. Air Force is trying to send the same message to foreign adversaries and critics at home: the service definitely is not underestimating threats the United States and its allies face in space.
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The U.S. Senate confirmed Jeffrey DeWit as NASA's new chief financial officer March 14, completing an expedited process starkly different than the one for the agency's next leader.
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United Launch Alliance plans to increase its activities in the commercial launch market using both the current Atlas and future Vulcan rockets, while acknowledging that the U.S. government will remain its major customer for the foreseeable future.
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Satellite manufacturers say they are trying to protect their component suppliers from the drought of commercial telecom spacecraft that threatens to put such companies out of business.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:34:12 +0000
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry: "We will not relax our effort on space reforms. This topic is just too important.”
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:24:56 +0000
WASHINGTON — The Air Force on Wednesday awarded two major launch contracts to SpaceX and United Launch Alliance. Under the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program, SpaceX received a $290 million firm-fixed-price contract for three GPS 3 missions. ULA was awarded a $351 million firm-fixed-price deal for Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)-8 and AFSPC-12 satellites […]
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:32:25 +0000
Despite uncertainty about who will lead the agency after the end of April, NASA's current acting administrator says he expects little change in the agency's activities in the near future.
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The downward trend of satellite capacity pricing, brought about largely by the increase in more powerful high-throughput satellites, has prices trending between 35 and 60 percent lower than where they were two years ago, according to Northern Sky Research.
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     Date Submitted:19-05-2015
     Last Modified:24-08-2016 (07:08)
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     Current job:Director
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsBusiness development Strategy Product management


    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.


    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


    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.


    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


    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



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


    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


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