A highly motivated and self-starting sales and marketing director with extensive contacts within the Space Industry both within Europe and Worldwide
Highly experienced operations director managing teams of up to 100 personnel across multiple countries.
Technical background as a space engineering manager in AIV on Earth Observation, Science and Navigation programs and providing high level consulting to Space Agencies
March 2010 – Present
Space Sales Director Serco
Responsible for generating totally new long-term business areas worldwide
October 2008-February 2010
Commercial Director ADGA-RHEA
Commercial responsibility for 13 m Euro per year business in Belgium covering 100 personnel in 7 countries
The commercial director role involves interfacing to the major space institutions, and space industry companies, at the level of Director/Managing director.
The 20 years experience in the European Space industry is a necessary pre-requisite to opening the doors of the decision-making management at such institutions and industrial partners.
January 2008 – September 2008
Consultant Advisor to Astrium for Galileo.
May 2005 – June 2008
AIV Manager & System Technical Co-ordinator.
In parallel -:
Consultant and Associate for McGinley Space Systems International
Build-up of Space Business for SME based in Dublin, Ireland.
Commercial and proposal advisory role.
April 2004 – April 2005
Rhea System SA, Director & Rheatech Ltd – Company Secretary
As Operations Director, responsible for approx 90 staff on 60 contracts, with turnover in excess of €13 Million annually.
As Finance Director responsible for the 2004 restructuring plan and corporate due diligence interface for VC stakeholders and Private Equity buyers, resulting in successful acquisition by private individual.
Nov 2001 – April 2004
Rhea System SA, Marketing Director
Personal responsibility for the development of over €25 million in received contracts over the final 18 months, and definition of the development of a software product from single sale to European standard.
Responsible for winning a €13.9 Million facility management contract from the European Space Agency, managing sub-contractors including Vega Group PLC and Serco Facilities Management.
Responsible for the overall marketing of the company services and products
Responsible for 2 sales personnel covering the European markets
Responsible for the corporate marketing strategy, including the software product (MOIS) marketing strategy, marketing push into US and Canadian markets
Responsible for all presentations (including Seminars such as Spaceops and EGOS), publications, client interface meetings and demonstration material.
Nov 2000 – Oct 2001
VEGA Group PLC, Group Leader Systems Engineering
Group run as self-contained business unit comprising full responsibility for the following areas:
Proposals and bids (Sole and in consortia)
Invoicing and sales
Customers for the group include:
ESA,NASA,Astrium,Alcatel,Alenia,MOD/NATO and varied commercial spacecraft operators
1999 - 2001
MetOP at ESTEC, AIT /EGSE Responsible for METOP Satellite
1996 – 1999
Envisat at MMS Bristol, AIT/EGSE & Verification Manager
AIT/EGSE and verification manager for the ENVISAT payload instrument segment on behalf of Dornier Space Systems in Friedricshafen, comprising 8 large EO instruments, computer systems of 50+ diverse networked computers.
Full team leadership role, definition of Spacecraft system test design, AIT scheduling, team management, ESA and industrial interfaces, contractor supervision and monitoring.
Sciamachy Instrument - Dornier Space Systems - Friedrichsafen
Consultant to Dornier Space Systems for the design and implementation of software to support the electrical testing the Sciamachy Instrument.
CRI A/S – Leiden
arious projects in-house at CRI A/S including Project Controller for Ariane 5 control centre development, databse and AIT development for CBERS (Chinese/Brazilian Earth Resources satellite), and continued support to ERS1 & 2.Responsible for AIT definition and implementation, test software development and training.
ERS 2 - ESTEC (ESA) – Nordwijk
Senior engineer in charge of design and implementation of all software used in the testing and command/control of the ERS2 spacecraft payload using ESA high level test control languages.
Analysis of scientific data for the ERS2 spacecraft during all Electrical, Thermal, EMC and integration activities.
Software engineer in charge of design and maintenance of Ground support software in Coral, C, HP basic etc on various hardware.
Responsible for all software documentation and configuration control, hardware maintenance and logistics, system administration and facility management.
Cluster Spacecraft - Dornier Space Systems - Friedrichsafen
ERS-1 - Payload, Satellite and Launch
Satellite Test Software Engineer working on the development and operation of the ground checkout system for the test and integration of ERS1. This work included FM Payload Integration, FM Satellite Integration, TB/TV Testing in the LSS facility and Launch Operation, which all took place at various locations.
Each test phase required the development of system level and special performance tests for electrical hardware unit integration. Responsibilities also included Payload instrument specific EGSE operation and maintenance, database integration and administration, conducting incoming inspections and acceptance tests.
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