|[March 11, 2013]
Intelsat Board Appoints David McGlade Chairman
LUXEMBOURG --(Business Wire)--
Intelsat (News - Alert) S.A., the world's leading provider of satellite services, today
announced a number of executive appointments.
The Board of Directors has elected Dave McGlade (News - Alert), currently Deputy
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, to the position of Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1, 2013. Mr. McGlade has served
as the Company's Chief Executive Officer for eight years.
Mr. McGlade has appointed Stephen Spengler to the position of President
and Chief Commercial Officer, effective March 18, 2013, a new role for
the Company. Mr. Spengler has been with Intelsat in various executive
positions since 2003, most recently serving as Executive Vice President,
Sales, Marketing and Strategy. Mr. Spengler has over 25 years'
experience in the satellite and telecommunications industry. Mr.
Spengler will maintain his responsibilities covering corporate strategy,
product innovation, global sales, government sales including oversight
of Intelsat General Corporation, marketing, product development and
corporation communications, and will be adding responsibility for
Michael McDonnell, Intelsat's Executive Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer, remains in his current role in the leadership team,
and will add responsibility for corporate development.
Michelle Bryan has been appointed to the position of Executive Vice
President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer. Prior to
joining Intelsat, Ms. Bryan served as General Counsel of US Airways
Group and Laidlaw International. Ms. Bryan will succeed to the general
counsel role effective March 18, 2013, and will maintain her
responsibilities covering human resources and corporate services.
The current General Counsel, Phillip Spector, will transition to a new
role asa member of Intelsat's Board of Directors, effective April 1,
2013. A sector expert with over 30 years of practice in the satellite
and telecommunications sector, Mr. Spector has served since 2005 as
Intelsat's Executive Vice President, Business Development, and General
In other executive changes, Thierry Guillemin was promoted to Executive
Vice President and Chief Technical Officer. Mr. Guillemin most recently
served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer. Mr.
Guillemin has over 25 years' experience in the satellite industry and is
responsible for satellite operations, spacecraft development and
acquisition. Mr. Guillemin will maintain responsibility for network and
teleport operations, network engineering, satellite operations, space
systems management and planning, and joint responsibility for
In announcing these changes, Mr. McGlade stated, "On behalf of the
Intelsat team, I thank Phil Spector for his many years contributing to
Intelsat's success. He has helped to build this company into the premier
satellite company that it is. I look forward to continuing to rely on
his judgment and expertise as we serve together on the Intelsat Board."
McGlade continued, "As a company, Intelsat is focused on providing its
customers with services that support their future growth. With the
organizational changes announced today, Intelsat is securing a highly
experienced and knowledgeable executive team and board, providing
leadership into the future."
Intelsat is the leading provider of satellite services worldwide. For
over 45 years, Intelsat has been delivering information and
entertainment for many of the world's leading media and network
companies, multinational corporations, Internet service providers and
governmental agencies. Intelsat's satellite, teleport and fiber
infrastructure is unmatched in the industry, setting the standard for
transmissions of video, data and voice services. From the globalization
of content and the proliferation of HD, to the expansion of cellular
networks and broadband access, with Intelsat, advanced communications
anywhere in the world are closer, by far.
Intelsat Safe Harbor Statement
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statements" that do not directly or exclusively relate to historical
facts. The forward-looking statements made in this release reflect
Intelsat's intentions, plans, expectations, assumptions and beliefs
about future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other
factors, many of which are outside of Intelsat's control. Known risks
include, among others, the risks included in Intelsat's annual report on
Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and its other filings
with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the political,
economic and legal conditions in the markets we are targeting for
communications services or in which we operate and other risks and
uncertainties inherent in the telecommunications business in general and
the satellite communications business in particular. Because actual
results could differ materially from Intelsat's intentions, plans,
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future events or otherwise.
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