Satellite Operator ABS Hires 35-Year Boeing Vet Jim Simpson as CEO

Jim Simpson

Jim Simpson, a 35-year veteran of Boeing (NYSE: BA), has been named CEO of communications satellite operator ABS.

ABS said Thursday Simpson will lead the company’s management team in efforts to create value for shareholders and strengthen business relationships with customers and vendors.

“I look forward to leading our efforts to further strengthen and grow ABS through a focus on greater execution, creation of strategic partnerships, and further penetration into new markets and products,” Simpson said.

His career with Boeing includes time as vice president of business development within the aerospace and defense contractor’s network and satellite systems business;

He previously served as senior VP for strategy and business development at Aerojet Rocketdyne and as a corporate officer focused on the production of propulsion and power systems for satellites, rockets and defense applications.

Bermuda-based ABS offers satellite-based broadcasting, data and telecommunication services to the government and business sectors.

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