Intelsat Announces Changes to Executive Team
Stephen Spengler Appointed Executive Vice
President, Sales & Marketing
Thierry Guillemin Appointed Senior Vice President & Chief Technical Officer
Pembroke, Bermuda, 12 February 2008
Intelsat, Ltd., the world’s leading provider of fixed satellite services, today announced a number of executive appointments, effective immediately.
Intelsat Chief Executive Officer Dave McGlade has appointed Stephen Spengler to the position of Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, and Thierry Guillemin to the position of Senior Vice President & Chief Technical Officer, both new roles. These roles replace the Chief Operating Officer position vacated by James Frownfelter, who submitted his resignation from Intelsat on 8 February 2008.
Mr. Spengler most recently served as Intelsat’s Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia Pacific Sales, and has over 25 years experience in the telecommunications industry. Since joining Intelsat in 2003, Mr. Spengler has served in a number of sales leadership positions, and led Intelsat’s Global Marketing and Sales organizations immediately prior to Intelsat’s acquisition of PanAmSat in 2006. As Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Mr. Spengler will have responsibility for Intelsat’s global marketing and sales efforts, which include providing services to media and network services customers in approximately 200 countries and territories.
Mr. Guillemin most recently served as Intelsat’s Vice President of Satellite Operations & Engineering, where he was responsible for the service availability of Intelsat’s in-orbit fleet of 54 satellites. Mr. Guillemin has over 25 years experience in the satellite industry, in disciplines including spacecraft development, launch and operations. As Senior Vice President & Chief Technical Officer, Mr. Guillemin will be responsible for customer operations, space systems management and planning, and satellite operations.
In announcing the appointments, Mr. McGlade said, “Over the past several years, Intelsat has built a highly skilled management team, one that understands the needs of our global customer base and that is fully capable of profitably growing the business. I am proud of the bench strength we enjoy throughout the organization, and today’s appointments reflect Intelsat’s leadership in this respect. We thank Jim Frownfelter for his years of service to PanAmSat, and for his contributions to our successful merger integration progress.”