SOURCE: Vizada


May 30, 2012 08:00 ET

Industry Expert Ed Spitler Named Vizada's Senior Vice President of Operations

Military Satellite Pro Strengthens Senior Management Team

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - May 30, 2012) - Vizada, the leading independent provider of global satellite-based mobility services, today appointed Ed Spitler as its Senior Vice President of Operations. Spitler brings more than 30 years of experience in military, government and commercial satellite operations to this newly created position.

For the last 12 years, Spitler served as the Vice President of Managed Network Services for ARTEL where he worked to develop strategies and solutions in sales, customer relations, procurement, and business development. He also served as the program director for DoD and DoS programs including the DISN Satellite Transmission Services-Global (DSTS-G) and Future COMSATCOM Service Acquisition (FCSA) Contract.

"Ed is highly respected in our industry, and we are lucky to have his expertise and insight on our side," said Bob Baker, COO, Vizada. "His background with DoD, along with his extensive knowledge of government procurement, will be a tremendous asset as we continue to expand our business in support of DOD requirements."

Prior to ARTEL, Spitler held several key leadership positions at major corporations, such as ITT, E-Systems, Raytheon, and MCI. In addition, he served six years active duty in the U.S. Army as a COMSEC/cryptographic and telecommunications specialist.

"My goal is to build a strong partnership between Vizada and the U.S. government for the provision of satcom services," said Spitler. "We can help government organizations meet their rapidly evolving communications goals around the world, while delivering the security, innovation and cost containment they need."

Spitler is the recipient of numerous industry awards and recognition including the Washington Technology's "Government Channel Leadership Award." He is a 2nd term Officer on the Mid-Atlantic Chapter SSPI Board.

Vizada is the leading provider of global satellite-based mobility services. The company, which has recently been acquired by Astrium (EADS Group), offers mobile and fixed connectivity services from multiple satellite network operators through a network of 400 service provider partners. These services are packaged with Vizada Solutions™, designed to add business value to basic connectivity, and delivered through Vizada's global teleport network -- five state-of-the-art satellite facilities strategically positioned around the world. Vizada works with the broadest range of network providers in the industry, including: Inmarsat, Iridium, Thuraya, Eutelsat, Intelsat, Loral, and SES WorldSkies. Vizada's 200,000 end-users benefit from access to these satellite communications services wherever they are in the world, including: government and military units, emergency response organizations, global media companies, telecoms & internet service providers, merchant shipping vessels, and business, military and civil aviation.

Astrium is a world leading company for space technologies. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of EADS, dedicated to providing civil and defense space systems and services. Astrium Services, Telecom Governmental division, is the world's first and only commercial operator of hardened and protected military satellite communications using X-band and UHF frequencies compliant to NATO STANAG interoperability standards. Through its wholly owned subsidiary Paradigm Secure Communications Ltd it owns and operates the fleet of Skynet X-band and UHF satellites and provides satellite communications to multiple militaries and government organizations worldwide.

Astrium's three main areas of activity are Astrium Space Transportation for launchers and orbital infrastructure, Astrium Satellites for spacecraft and ground segment, and Astrium Services for comprehensive end-to-end solutions covering secure and commercial satcoms and networks, high security satellite communications equipment, bespoke geo-information and navigation services worldwide.

EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defense and related services. In 2010, the Group comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter generated revenues of EUR 45.8 billion and employed a workforce of nearly 122,000.

Contact Information

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    Catherine Melquist
    Vizada Americas
    301 838 7762
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