Tag Archives: Matt Desch

Matt Desch Selected to Wash100 for Leadership in Global Satellite Communications

Executive Mosaic, Tysons Corner, VA March 18, 2015 – Matt Desch, who heads mobile satellite services company Iridium, has been inducted into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 list of the most influential leaders in GovCon for his leadership role in global satellite communications. The Wash100 is the premier group of private and public sector …

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Matt Desch: Iridium Seeks to Expand Broadband Service Diversity Through Thales Partnership

TYSONS CORNER, VA March 12, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — Executive Biz reported Wednesday on Iridium Communications’ partnership agreement with Thales allowing the latter to develop the Certus broadband service. Thales becomes the latest to join Iridium’s manufacturing partner network that also includes Rockwell Collins, L-3, ICG and Cobham SatCom, Iridium said …

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Matt Desch: Iridium NEXT Launch Moved to October But 2017 Completion on Track

TYSONS CORNER, VA March 3, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday on Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch’s remarks assuring that the network of new Iridium NEXT satellites would be in place as scheduled in 2017. Space News cited Iridium’s earnings call Feb. 26, where Desch bared the June 2015 launch …

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Iridium Reports 7% Revenue Jump in FY 2014, 11% for Gov’t Segment; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications (NASDAQ: IRDM) has announced financial results for the fourth quarter and its full 2014 fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2014. The McLean, Va.-based satellite services provider said its full-year revenue increased 7 percent from 2013 figures to $408.6 million and 2 percent for the quarter to $100.5 million from …

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Iridium Unveils Turnkey Payload Services Program; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications (NASDAQ: IRDM) has launched a turnkey program intended to provide customers new hosted payload opportunities for space missions. The Prime initiative seeks to offer customers a suite of launch, ground infrastructure, high-speed inter-satellite links, two-way payload control and global coverage services, Iridium said Monday. David Anhalt, a retired …

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Scott Smith Promoted to COO, Thomas Fitzpatrick Adds CAO Title at Iridium; Matt Desch Comments

Scott Smith and Thomas Fitzpatrick have been promoted respectively to chief operating officer and chief administrative officer at Iridium Communications (NASDAQ: IRDM). Fitzpatrick will continue to serve as the company’s chief financial officer and both executives have been appointed to the board of directors, Iridium announced Friday. The board now comprises …

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Iridium & NAV CANADA Complete Agreement for Air Traffic Joint Venture; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: IRDM) has finalized an agreement with NAV CANADA regarding their global air traffic joint venture, Aireon LLC, according to an Iridium statement. “I am excited about the opportunities (Aireon) will present for Iridium, NAV CANADA and other air navigation service providers who may choose to collaborate …

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Former US Special Ops Commander Olson Joins Iridium Board of Directors

Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: IRDM) has appointed retired Navy Adm. Eric T. Olson, formerly the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, to the company’s board of directors. Olson, a 38-year Navy veteran, was known as the Bull Frog until his retirement in August for being the longest-serving Navy SEAL on active duty, …

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Iridium Announces Quarterly Financial Results; Desch Comments

  Iridium Communications,  Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM) released its second quarter 2011 financial results on August 8. The company reported its net income increased 265.6 percent year-over-year to $11.7 million from $3.2 million in the second quarter of fiscal year 2010. Iridium reported second quarter total revenue of $95.9 million, a 14 percent …

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Orbital to Work on Iridium Project; Matt Desch Comments

Orbital Sciences reached a deal on a systems integration and test contract with Thales Alenia Space, the prime contractor for Iridium Next, Iridium Communications’ new fleet of satellites. “We are delighted that Thales Alenia has selected Orbital as systems integrator, which represents another major step forward in the development and …

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