ViaSat Announces Addition of Ken Peterman as General Manager, Government
CARLSBAD, Calif., May 6, 2013
CARLSBAD, Calif., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) has
named Ken Peterman as General Manager of its Government Systems segment.
Before joining ViaSat, Mr. Peterman was president and CEO of SpyGlass Group, a
provider of executive strategic advisory services to the defense, aerospace,
and associated communities.
Mr. Peterman has over 30 years of experience in systems engineering, strategic
planning, portfolio management, and business leadership in the defense and
aerospace market. Prior to founding the SpyGlass Group in July 2012, he was
president of ITT Communications and Force Protection Systems where his tenure
began in 2007 and included the spin-off of the defense business out of ITT
Corporation into Exelis in 2011.Before joining ITT, Mr. Peterman was vice
president and general manager of Rockwell Collins Government System's
Integrated C3 Systems business and, prior to that Rockwell Collins Displays
and Awareness Systems business.He earned a B.S.E.E. degree from Tri-State
University (now Trine).
Mr. Peterman joins a Government Systems segment that is gaining momentum, with
nearly $100 million in year-over-year revenue growth for the first three
quarters of fiscal year 2013. Sustained demand for bandwidth and higher-speed
services and systems from the U.S. Department of Defense, public safety
first-responders, security forces, and remote government employees continues
to drive growth in the division.
To address the need for executive leadership in another growing business area,
Steve Estes, general manager of Government Systems prior to this appointment,
has been named to lead the emerging Enterprise Services business at ViaSat.
Mr. Estes' expertise in strategy, planning, and organizing for effective
execution will be applied to this business area, which includes satellite
newsgathering, commercial air, live events, and emergency responder
"This is a great opportunity to increase the depth of our team with an
accomplished leader in the defense industry," said Rick Baldridge, president
and COO of ViaSat. "Ken brings a wealth of successful experience in the
government communication systems area and is a great fit culturally. Steve
Estes has been doing a great job running the government business and will
attack his new position with the same level of focus."
About ViaSat (www.viasat.com)
ViaSat delivers fast, secure communications, Internet, and network access to
virtually any location for consumers, governments, enterprise, and the
military. The company offers fixed and mobile satellite network services
including Exede by ViaSat, which features ViaSat-1, the world's highest
capacity satellite; service to more than 1,800 mobile platforms, including
Yonder® Ku-band mobile Internet; satellite broadband networking systems; and
network-centric military communication systems and cybersecurity products for
the U.S. and allied governments. ViaSat also offers communication system
design and a number of complementary products and technologies. Based in
Carlsbad, California, ViaSat employs over 2,500 people in a number of
locations worldwide for technology development, customer service, and network
Exede and Yonder are registered trademarks of ViaSat Inc.
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