Tip Osterthaler, president and CEOÂ of SES Government Solutions, plans to retire in March 2015Â after nearly aÂ decade at the helm of the satellite services provider.
SES Government SolutionsÂ said ThursdayÂ a search committee within the board of directors will conduct an executive search for Osterthaler’s successor in order toÂ enable theÂ transition process toÂ startÂ earlyÂ next year.
Billy Bingham, chairman of the SES GS proxy board, credited Osterthaler for “[invigoratingÂ a number of Congressional and defense policy initiatives that continue to improve the way our government acquires critical communications capability.”
Before his current role, Osterthaler served as CEO of the SES subsidiary AMERICOM Government Services.
Osterthaler’s GovCon industry career includes also service as a senior vice president at Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAI)
The 28-year Air Force veteran and retired brigadier general is a formerÂ deputy assistant defense secretaryÂ for European and NATO policy.