OneWeb Technologies appoints Kevin Steen as new Chief Executive Officer
OneWeb Technologies Inc., the premier provider of innovative and secure commercial satellite communications (SATCOM) application solutions, today announced it is naming Kevin Steen as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Steen is succeeding former CEO, Bob Roe, who announced his retirement earlier this summer.
A recognized leader in the satellite industry, Mr. Steen most recently served as CEO of iDirect, a market leading ground segment technology provider for commercial products and the U.S. Department of Defense. Upon stepping into the role as CEO in 2017, he oversaw the company’s revenue and market share doubling in size through organic and inorganic growth strategies. Steen held multiple roles since joining iDirect in 2010, where he was responsible for driving the company’s technology and innovation strategy. Under Steen’s leadership the company pioneered the satellite industry’s first ground segment platform that supported a global network footprint, enabling the industry’s transition to High Throughput Satellite (HTS) architectures and becoming the technology partner of choice for the top satellite operators and service providers.
Mr. Steen is known for his strong customer relationships, successful track record in balancing strategy against execution, and enthusiasm for developing exceptional leadership teams. His experience and expertise will help him transition to his new role.
“I am honored to be entrusted to lead OneWeb Technologies at this exciting time in the company’s evolution. The opportunities created by the deep customer relationships, world-class experience and innovation within the company, combined with the incredible potential of the OneWeb LEO constellation, are almost limitless,” Mr. Steen added “I look forward to helping OneWeb Technologies capitalize on the opportunity that exists in the marketplace given their technology leadership, superior capabilities, and passion for serving the defense community.”
Mr. Steen was chosen as the next CEO after a rigorous and lengthy selection process conducted by OneWeb Technologies’ Board of Directors. Its Chairwoman, Sue Gordon, said “Kevin stood out as a strong, dynamic leader with the relevant experience we believe will be necessary to execute on our bold plans for the company. The Board is looking forward to working with Kevin to take the company forward.”
In addition, Mr. Steen will join the board as a director of the company. He will work closely with the Board of Directors and the outgoing CEO to ensure a seamless transition.