David Fields Named SES Government Solutions President, CEO

David Fields, former senior vice president and general manager of DRS Global Enterprise Solutions, has assumed a new dual role as president and CEO of the government solutions subsidiary at SES following the company’s $450 million acquisition of the former Leonardo DRS business unit.

He brings more than two decades of satellite communications and information technology market experience to his new position, SES said.

The appointment marks his return to the satcom services provider where he previously served as a VP of SES Americom Government Services, the predecessor of SES GS.

“Dave comes to SES GS with extensive knowledge and expertise in the satellite communications industry, where he has demonstrated a strong record of achievement in the U.S. government sector,” said Billy Bingham, chairman of the SES GS proxy board.

Fields succeeds Pete Hoene, who retired from the company after an 11-year career.

SES completed its acquisition of the GES business from Leonardo DRS in early August more than four months after the two companies first announced the deal.

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