Adds New Sales Managers
Celerity Digital Broadband Test, a division of L-3 Communications Corp., appointed three new regional managers to its sales team.
Jim Balent joined the company as the L-3 Communications corporate channel manager. Prior to joining Celerity, he worked for National Instruments as business development manager and product marketing manager.
For the Northeast region of the United States, Ed Okorn is the new sales manager located in Cleveland, OH. Prior to joining Celerity, he worked for General Electric as commercial sensors sales manager.
As the Southeast Regional Sales Manager for Celerity, Bob Lovill is based in Raleigh, NC. Before joining Celerity, he worked for Agilent Technologies as an account manager.
Names Vice President
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. selected Daniel Crowley as vice president, business development and advanced programs, for missiles and space operations in Sunnyvale, CA.
In his new role, Crowley will manage the missiles and space operations business development team and all business development activities, including strategic planning, customer contacts, campaign oversight and proposal development.
Crowley joined Lockheed Martin in 1983. He most recently served as vice president, business development of the Theater High Altitude Area Defense program.
Appoints Sales Vice President
New Skies Satellites N.V. named Nigel Gibson as the company's new vice president of European sales. He is responsible for the sale of New Skies satellite capacity to broadcast, telecom and Internet customers throughout Europe. Gibson joins New Skies from Globecast Northern Europe.
Insures Orbital Recovery Corp.
Aon Space Inc. will provide insurance brokering and risk management services for Orbital Recovery Corp., which is developing a space tug to extend the operational lifetimes of in-orbit telecommunications satellites for up to 10 additional years.
Aon Space will be an active partner of Orbital Recovery Corp. Its tasks will include identifying opportunities for the Geosynch Spacecraft Life Extension System (SLES) to retrieve, salvage and reposition telecommunications satellites, as well as the brokering of insurance for SLES missions.
Operating On Five Continents
Intelsat's new Globalconnex solutions are now operational on five continents. Globalconnex, currently serving customers in Asia, Africa and South America, is Intelsat's portfolio of end-to-end Internet trunking, international private line and video solutions.
Guyana Telegraph and Telephone (GTT) signed a contract with Intelsat for its Internet trunking Service. GTT's solution uses the Intelsat 903 satellite and the Clarksburg digital teleport in Maryland to connect Guyana to the Internet backbone in the United States.
Corporate Access of India also has signed on for Intelsat's Internet trunking service. Corporate Access is delivering Internet trunking solutions using the Intelsat 804 satellite located at 64 degreesE, and the teleport in Fuchsstadt, Germany.
Internet trunking has also made its way into Africa. Intelsat signed a contract to provide service to 21st Century, an Internet service provider in Nigeria that provides corporate network services for banks, multinationals, accounting firms and oil companies within the country.
Changes Company Name
McKibben Communications unveiled a new corporate identity. Now known as Fibersat Global Services LLC, it will continue to operate its Los Angeles International Mediacenter and utilize its satellite ground facilities, fiber optic connectivity, techniques and proprietary workflow/facilities scheduling software platform to receive, process, store, encrypt, and transmit television and data signals globally.
Patriot Antenna Systems purchased a new anechoic chamber as well as high frequency test gear for satellite feed and antenna development in its factory headquarters located in Albion, MI.
Combined with recent software purchases, the chamber and test equipment will allow Patriot to supply feed patterns, Xpol data, Axial Ratio data and feed phase center as well as small antenna patterns. The facility will be used to support Patriot internal product development, but will also be open to other companies with design/test needs on a contract basis.