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Spire Names its First Executive Leader of Weather Solutions

By | September 30, 2021

Spire’s new VP of Weather, Dr. Kevin Petty (Photo by Spire)

Spire Global has appointed its first ever Vice President of Weather. Dr. Kevin Petty will take on the new role for the company and will oversee Spire’s weather solutions worldwide, leading a team of weather scientists. He will additionally guide Spire’s weather data offerings across the Company’s other solution areas, including maritime, aviation, Earth intelligence, and Space Services.

Petty has an interesting background. He was most recently at The Weather Company, an IBM business, where he served as head of science and forecasting and head of public-private partnerships. He was responsible for research and development for weather solutions and forecasting operations, including building a global team of meteorologists across IBM’s Watson Media and Weather organization.

“He will play an integral role in helping Spire provide our customers with even more accurate and valuable weather solutions, enabling them meet the ever-increasing challenges associated with the impact of climate change on their organizations and in their communities,” Peter Platzer, Chief Executive Officer, Spire, said in a statement.