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Eddie Kato Former CEO At Thales Alenia Space North America Joins Space Partnership International

    Eddie Kato Former CEO At Thales Alenia Space North America Joins Space
                          Partnership International

PR Newswire

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 22, 2013

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Space Partnership International
(SPI), a leading management consulting group specializing in space, telecoms
and earth observation industry sectors, has named Eddie Kato as its new EVP of
Global Sales and Marketing.

Mr. Kato comes to SPI with over 20 years of deep knowledge and experience in
these industry sectors, and is known internationally as a strategic thinker
who finds creative solutions to complex problems, and makes deals happen.

"Eddie Kato's solution-oriented marketing approach, combined with his stellar
reputation and energy level, makes him a perfect fit," noted Bruce Kraselsky,
Co-Managing Director of SPI. "I look forward to joining a team that has all of
the necessary skill-sets to assist new and established companies in meeting
their critical objectives – business development, systems engineering,
regulatory, market access, procurement, program management, training and risk
management, all under one roof," Kato said in a statement.

Mr. Kato will expand SPI's global reach, with emphasis on penetrating new
markets in Asia and the Middle East.

"Eddie Kato's comprehensive understanding of our industry will greatly benefit
our clients, and our own sales network, and we are very fortunate to have him
on board," adds Jean-Michel Eid, SPI's other Managing Director.

Prior to Thales Alenia Space North America, Mr. Kato held management and
business development positions with Orbital Sciences, Lockheed Martin and
Mitsubishi Electric Co. He graduated from Yokohama City University, Japan
with a B.A. in International Relations.

For more about SPI: www.spacepi.com

SOURCE Space Partnership International

Website: http://www.spacepi.com
Contact: Robert Mazer, 240-482-3710, rmazer@spacepi.com