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Loral Skynet Names New President To Replace Hart

By | August 6, 2004

      Patrick K. Brant has been named president of Loral Skynet, the satellite operating business unit of New York-based Loral Space & Communications, succeeding Terry Hart, who is leaving after seven years at the helm to pursue a career in academia. Brant recently had accepted an offer to become a key executive at Iridium Satellite LLC but he gave that up to rejoin the company.

      The leadership transition is occurring at a critical time in Loral Skynet’s history as Loral prepares to file a plan of reorganization that should allow it to emerge from Chapter-11 bankruptcy court protection before the end of the year.

      Loral Skynet owns and operates four telecom satellites that, when combined with its hybrid VSAT/fiber global network infrastructure, provides video broadcasting, broadband data transmission, Internet services and other value-added communications services to commercial and government customers.

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