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Viasat advances leadership team with two executive promotions

Viasat Inc., a global communications company, today announced Evan Dixon has been promoted to the role of President of Viasat’s Global Fixed Broadband business and Craig Miller advances from Government Systems’ Chief Technology Officer to now lead the segment as President.

“Both Evan and Craig have extensive track records of success and have built reputations for executing well on significant programs," said Rick Baldridge, president and chief executive officer at Viasat. “The Viasat management team is confident in the abilities and experience both Evan and Craig will bring to their expanded roles, and will help drive key Viasat global initiatives, especially as we prepare for the imminent launch of our ViaSat-3 constellation.”

About Evan Dixon

Evan Dixon has been named President of Viasat’s Global Fixed Broadband business. In this role, which he has been acting in for most of last year, he is responsible for the Company’s fixed broadband services business in the U.S. and globally, which includes Viasat’s residential and business internet service as well as its Community Internet offering, which brings affordable internet service to the hardest-to-reach locations around the world. Evan has been instrumental in growing Viasat’s fixed consumer broadband business, which serves hundreds of thousands of subscribers across the U.S. and key countries in Latin America, Europe and Africa.

Evan joined Viasat in 2015, as Deputy CEO and Chief Marketing Officer of Euro Broadband Infrastructure Sàrl, a subsidiary of Viasat. In March 2018, he was appointed Vice President and General Manager of Viasat Europe, and in March 2020, he was appointed the Vice President of Viasat’s Global Fixed Broadband business. Evan previously held senior management positions at DIRECTV and AT&T Inc.

Evan earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado and an M.B.A. degree from Pepperdine University.

Baldridge continued, “Evan has tremendous insight and expertise in bringing customer-focused connected solutions to market. His experience over the past six-years at Viasat spans a global business landscape, which will further help Viasat expand outside the U.S.”

About Craig Miller

Craig Miller has been appointed President of Viasat’s Government Systems business. In this role, he is responsible for leading the Company’s global defense business, which exceeds $1 billion in annual revenues by delivering cost-effective, innovative solutions to challenging defense requirements in satellite networks, tactical data links, information assurance and cyber security. Craig assumes the position from Ken Peterman, who has stepped into an advisory role working with Viasat President and CEO, Rick Baldridge.

Craig joined Viasat in 1995, and has held numerous technology, business and strategic leadership roles. Prior to serving as President of Government Systems, he was the segment’s Chief Technology Officer where he was responsible for establishing and communicating the technical strategy and roadmaps for a diverse portfolio of defense products and services: including satellite communications, tactical networks, information assurance, cyber/network security and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance.

Craig earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, with emphasis on Communications and Signal Processing, from the University of Arizona.

Baldridge added, “We thank Ken for his leadership over the past eight years, and I look forward to working with him in his new role. Craig will now build upon our Government Systems’ successes—with an increased focus on emerging technologies and delivering new customer-centric capabilities and business models that will augment and complement our existing franchises in tactical data links, satellite networks and cyber security.”