MTN Satellite Communications adds to senior leadership team

mtn-logoMiramar, Fla., headquartered MTN Satellite Communications is boosting its senior leadership team as it moves ahead with growth plans that include the impending launch of its Next Generation Network. Robert Wise, previously an engineering vice president in HP's public cloud computing effort, will join MTN Satellite in the newly created position of Chief Innovation Officer, while former Head of Intelsat General, Susan Miller will serve as Executive Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development.

The new additions to the MTN senior leadership team, follow the recent appointments of Errol Olivier as President and Chief Executive Officer, Joe Wright as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Margaret (Peg) E. Grayson as CFO. 

"MTN is leading a new revolution on how companies purchase and utilize bandwidth around the world; from the pipe to the solutions that will be optimized for the new gigabyte model," said Mr. Olivier. "MTN is a nimble organization and we are able to quickly change and innovate for our customers today without compromising the high level of service and responsiveness our customers have come to expect. At MTN we are moving far beyond what the industry expects and we recognize speaking of megabits will soon be old news."

Mr. Wise led the engineering team for HP's mobile/cloud-based music project, and came to that position via HP's acquisition of Melodeo. He spent much of his early career building high performance and high reliability distributed systems in the telecommunications industry, most notably as VP Engineering for VoIP/Softswitch pioneer Vsys.

"MTN is focused on specific areas of rampant industry innovation including cloud computing and mobile applications, for the world of satellite communications," said Mr. Wise. "Communities served primarily by satellite links have not seen the same pace of innovation, and we are going to change that."

Ms. Miller is a senior business leader with over 20 years within the satellite industry.  Most of her career has focused on implementing strategic business development initiatives and cost control projects. She has also played a vital role in completing strategic acquisitions. Previously, Ms. Miller served as Chief Executive Officer with Spacenet Integrated Government Solutions where she was focused on developing strategic acquisition and organic development plans. Other well-known organizations Ms. Miller has worked with include LightSquared, Intelsat, Lockheed Martin and Hughes Aircraft Corporation.

"Over the years I have witnessed tremendous change and growth in the satellite industry and how people are consuming bandwidth to offset land based solutions" said Ms. Miller. "MTN has a strategy that will not only re-shape the industry, but will forever change the way people view and utilize bandwidth and I am excited to not only witness this change, but to actually help shape it with the customer in mind."

March 5, 2012

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