Sant’Anna Named General Manager of Loral Skynet Do Brasil
Marcelo Sant’Anna has been named general manager of Loral Skynet do Brasil, the Brazilian subsidiary of New York-based satellite communications firm Loral Space & Communications [NYSE: LOR]. Sant’Anna will be responsible for managing Loral Skynet do Brasil’s sales and marketing activities in Rio de Janeiro. He will report to Bob Hedinger, executive vice president of sales, marketing and client services at Loral Skynet.
Sant’Anna joins Loral Skynet from Terayon Communications Systems, where he was general manager of Latin America responsible for business development and strategic marketing for the region.
Loral Skynet do Brasil’s first satellite, Estrela do Sul 1, is scheduled to be launched later this year into Brazil’s 63 degrees West Longitude orbital slot. The company has a ground station in Rio de Janiero that will provide tracking, telemetry, and control and access management from in-country technical staff. Loral Skynet do Brasil has access to Loral’s fleet of satellites and terrestrial resources.