Topman uit de lucht- en ruimtevaartsector aan het hoofd van toonaangevend satelliet communicatie bedrijf
MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Intelsat, exploitant van ‘s werelds grootste geïntegreerde satelliet- en terrestrische netwerk, heeft David Wajsgras aangesteld als zijn volgende chief executive officer (CEO). Met ingang van 4 april volgt Wajsgras Stephen Spengler op, die zijn geplande pensionering in oktober 2021 aankondigde.
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Wajsgras heeft twee decennia ervaring op het niveau van het senior executive management en biedt operationeel, strategisch en financieel leiderschap in zowel de commerciële als de defensiesector. Meest recentelijk was hij president van de wereldwijde, $ 7,5 miljard, geavanceerde technologie Intelligence, Information en Services (IIS) business bij de voormalige Raytheon Company, nu onderdeel van Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX). Voordat Wajsgras bij Raytheon in dienst trad als Chief Financial Officer, was hij Executive Vice President en Chief Financial Officer bij Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA) en bekleedde hij andere belangrijke operationele en leidinggevende functies.
David Wajsgras to Become Intelsat CEO
Aerospace industry executive to head leading satellite communications company
MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Intelsat, operator of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial network, has tapped David Wajsgras, as its next chief executive officer (CEO). Effective April 4, Wajsgras succeeds Stephen Spengler, who announced his planned retirement in Oct. 2021.
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David Wajsgras to be Intelsat’s next CEO. (Photo: Business Wire)
Wajsgras has two decades of experience at the senior executive management level, providing operational, strategic and financial leadership in both the commercial and defense industries. He most recently served as president of the global, $7.5-billion, advanced-technology Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS) business at the former Raytheon Company, now part of Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX). Before joining Raytheon as chief financial officer, Wajsgras was executive vice president and chief financial officer at Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA) and held other key operations and leadership roles.
“Dave Wajsgras is a results-oriented leader with a great track record of performance throughout his career,” said Lisa Hammitt, chairperson of the Intelsat Board of Directors. “He develops talent and builds teams, thinks and acts strategically, and engages positively with customers and other stakeholders to the benefit of the business. Dave is just the right person to lead Intelsat at this important time.”
“Intelsat has a leading position in the market and a strong, global team of professionals,” said Wajsgras. “While the company has made history over nearly 60 years, it’s Intelsat’s future that excites me most. With a focus on customers and a commitment to delivering on our promises, we’re ready to write the next chapter in the story of communications and connectivity.”
Added Hammitt, “As we welcome Dave, we also will be saying goodbye to Steve Spengler. The members of the Board – and indeed the whole Intelsat team – owe great thanks to Steve for his tremendous contributions to the company for 18 years and his steady and accomplished leadership over the past seven. His retirement is well earned.”
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