Eutelsat Communications announced today that Richard Mortellaro has been appointed to the position of President and CEO of Eutelsat America Corp. (EAC). He will succeed David Bair who is retiring.
Eutelsat America Corp., a subsidiary of Eutelsat Communications, delivers communications services and solutions to US Government and Military customers around the globe in support of national security missions.
Richard joins EAC after an extensive career spanning 30 years in the satellite industry, leading global sales, marketing and business development activities of companies; first as a Broadcast Sales Director at Intelsat, and subsequently within Loral Skynet Group which merged with Telesat in 2007 in the positions of Global Sales VP and latterly International Sales VP. Prior to joining Eutelsat, Richard was Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Fixed Satellite Services Business Development Activities at EchoStar Satellite Services, LLC. He has an MA in Communications from the University of New Orleans and a BA in Communications from Loyola University (New Orleans).
Commenting on the appointment, Sidney E. Fuchs, Board Chair at EAC: “We are delighted to welcome Richard to Eutelsat America Corp. and are confident that his extensive skill-set and experience will be a great asset to us as we strengthen Eutelsat's development in the Americas region,” Mortellaro noted: “I look forward to leading EAC during this exciting time in our industry as we execute Eutelsat’s vision and strategy.”