David Bernstein is Senior Vice President of Program Management at SSL, a full-service provider of communications satellites and space systems. In this role, he is responsible for coordinating all engineering, manufacturing and support disciplines required to deliver SSL’s high-power commercial communications satellites to SSL’s customers.
Mr. Bernstein has more than 30 years of industry experience and has held several key management positions with the company as senior executive director for SSL’s SES programs, executive director of Spacecraft Systems Engineering and executive director for SSL’s Thaicom 4 (IPSTAR) program, the world’s first dedicated broadband satellite.
Prior to joining SSL, Mr. Bernstein was at TRW, Space & Defense (now Northrop Grumman AS) where he was primarily involved in space communication payloads for U.S. Government programs. Starting as a communication systems analyst he held a number of increasingly responsible positions including Program manager for Government Payload programs and director of Communications Systems Engineering.
Mr. Bernstein earned his bachelor of science degree and master of science degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).