Boeing appoints Ryan Reid to lead commercial satellites
The Boeing Company has named Ryan Reid as president of Commercial Satellite Systems International. In this role, Reid oversees the strategy, integration and execution of Boeing’s commercial satellite business and is responsible for general management of all Boeing commercial satellite, ground system and services contracts.
"Ryan has played a vital role in the growth of our commercial satellites business and the delivery of innovative, flexible and responsive satellite capabilities to operators around the world,” said Jim Chilton, senior vice president of Boeing Space and Launch. “He’s the right choice to lead the strategy, integration and execution of the commercial portfolio and brings a customer-first mindset that will enable both their success and our continued growth.”
Prior to this role, Reid led the development of the 11-satellite O3b mPOWER program for customer, SES. Previously, he served as director of Space System Architectures at Boeing and has held engineering, management and program leadership roles across both commercial and government satellite businesses during his 20-plus years with the company.
Reid holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from University of California at Riverside and a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California.
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