Scott Galus, Nitin Bhat, Luz Martinez Take SVP Roles at SES Government Solutions

The government arm of global satellite operator SES’ has expanded its leadership team with the appointment of GovCon industry veterans Scott Galus, Nitin Bhat and Luz Martinez to senior vice president roles to oversee operations, engineering and finance.

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The leadership appointments come as SES Government Solutions pursues growth in the field of multiband, multiorbit satellite communications networks and continued integration following the acquisition of DRS Global Enterprise Solutions from Leonardo DRS, SES GS said Tuesday.

Galus, a more than 20-year federal market veteran, will provide strategic leadership for SES GS’ operating divisions as SVP of operations.

He joined SES GS in 2009 and led sales and finance departments. He previously worked at Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC), where he supported various government programs.

Bhat will serve as SVP of engineering and oversee a team of engineers focused on cyber, aerospace, terrestrial, networking, software development, network operations and security center and advanced technologies.

He previously served as VP of engineering and technical operations at DRS GES. He has over three decades of experience designing and building information technology, wireless, terrestrial and cyber platforms for the U.S. military and government.

Martinez, a U.S. Army veteran, will lead SES GS’ financial planning, cost accounting, reporting and analysis and management functions as SVP of finance.

She spent 12 years at DRS GES and served as VP of finance and accounting. 

SES GS President and CEO David Fields said the new appointments will enable the company to deliver multiorbit satellite networking capabilities and integrated platforms to the U.S. government.

In August, SES GS announced the appointment of telecommunications industry executive Ben Pigsley as SVP for defense networks and aerospace and defense sector veteran Jim Hooper as SVP for space initiatives. 

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