PALO ALTO, California – February 19, 2013 – Space Systems/Loral (SSL), the world’s leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that Richard Currier has assumed the role of Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales. Mr. Currier will be responsible for all of SSL’s commercial sales and marketing activity around the globe, including activity in more than 25 countries in the Americas, Asia, and Europe.
He succeeds Arnold Friedman, who has left the company to pursue other interests after 15 years of invaluable service that lead to the company’s current position as the industry leader.
Mr. Currier brings a deep understanding of how satellite businesses work with more than 30 years of experience in the industry. He joins SSL after spending 15 years at Loral Space & Communications where he last served as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.
With engineering degrees from Princeton and Stanford, Mr. Currier began his career at AT&T Bell Labs doing satellite communications research. His satellite work led him into AT&T Skynet, which was acquired by Loral. He became President and COO of Loral Skynet in 2007, and guided the company through the merger of the Skynet and Telesat businesses.
“Rich’s deep knowledge of the satellite industry, its technical aspects, and the business dynamics associated with it, will greatly benefit SSL in its continuous pursuit of growth and market leadership,” said John Celli, president of SSL.
SSL has a long history of delivering reliable satellites and spacecraft systems for commercial and government customers around the world. As the world’s leading provider of commercial satellites, the company works closely with satellite operators to provide spacecraft for a broad range of services including television and radio distribution, digital audio radio, broadband Internet, and mobile communications. Billions of people around the world depend on SSL satellites every day. For more information, visit www.ssloral.com.
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