Posted on: 12 December 2014 by Ross McSweeny
With immediate effect, Intelsat has appointed Stephen Spengler as deputy CEO, with a view to replacing current CEO, David McGlade, in April 2015.
In his previous role at Intelsat as president and chief commercial officer, Spengler oversaw the development of the company’s next generation satellite platform, Intelsat EpicNG (pictured), with the first satellite due to launch in late 2015. He also led the development of Intelsat’s global mobility network, securing the company’s position as one of the leading providers of aeronautical broadband services.
“Intelsat’s role in providing global connectivity has never been more relevant than it is today,” Spengler commented. “Our entire company is focused on delivering services that support the future growth of our customers. I am honoured to lead our team during a period when our technology and services are poised to accelerate the spread of broadband connectivity globally.”
From 1 April, 2015, the company’s current CEO, David McGlade, will become executive chairman of Intelsat, at which time Mr. Spengler will take his place.
McGlade, who will have served as Intelsat’s CEO for ten years when Spengler replaces him, said, “Steve is a proven leader with outstanding customer and communications industry knowledge and the ability to execute a global plan. His vision has been instrumental in driving our next generation strategy, and in building new innovative services with the commercial satellite services we provide.”