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Telesat Appoints Comcast Exec Glenn Katz as First Chief Commercial Officer 

By | October 26, 2021

Glenn Katz. Photo: Telesat

Telesat has appointed Glenn Katz the company’s first chief commercial officer (CCO), the company announced Tuesday. He will be responsible for leading product development, product management and product marketing as well as expanding Telesat’s international sales team.

Katz has both a satellite and telecommunications background. He most recently served as senior vice president and general manager of Enterprise Solutions for Comcast Business, which he helped launch in 2014. He also worked on managed satellite network services for Spacenet, and worked for Starband, Gilat Satellite Networks, Scientific Atlanta, and Digital Transmissions Systems

“I’m thrilled to be joining Dan and the rest of the world-class professionals at Telesat at this transformational moment in Telesat’s long and successful history,” Katz commented. “Telesat Lightspeed will revolutionize global broadband connectivity and I’m looking forward to leveraging my long experience in the communications industry and working with the high-performing Telesat team to deliver the most compelling value proposition in this fast-growing market.” 

In addition, Tom Eaton, previously Telesat’s vice president of International Sales, is moving to the role of president of Telesat Government Solutions. Eaton will be responsible for the subsidiary’s commercial, operational, and strategic activities as it serves U.S. government customers.