SES Global Creates New Division
[10-11-07 – Satellite Today] SES Global will create a new division to consolidate satellite, ground, procurement, engineering and operational services for the group. The company said Oct 11.
Martin Halliwell, previously chief technology officer of SES Astra, has been appointed as president of this new entity SES Engineering, and will also become a member of the SES executive committee.
Based at SES facilities in Luxembourg and in the United States, SES Engineering will be responsible for managing satellite and ground infrastructure related activities for the SES group, including satellite operations and fleet management as well as satellite procurement and launch scheduling. The new division will be staffed by employees from SES’operating companies and is expected to be fully operational at the beginning of next year. The new divison also will be responsible for implementing complete and seamless operations for SES Astra, SES New Skies and SES Americom, offering greater security as well as laying the foundation for future development and service of their respective satellite fleets.