Intelsat Names David J. Broadbent New Head of Government Business

Space and defense veteran to lead combined global, U.S. high-growth business unit

David J. Broadbent will be responsible for Intelsat’s government business globally and joins the company’s seven-member Management Committee. (Photo: Business Wire)

MCLEAN, Va.--()--Intelsat, operator of one of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial networks and leading provider of connectivity to the U.S. Government, has tapped David J. Broadbent as its new President, Government Solutions. Effective today, Broadbent is responsible for Intelsat’s government business globally and joins the company’s seven-member Management Committee. He reports to Intelsat Chief Executive Officer David C. Wajsgras.

Broadbent comes to Intelsat from Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX), where he served most recently as president of the company’s Space Systems business unit. Broadbent had been with Raytheon for 21 years in various senior business development, program execution, contracts, supply chain management and financial planning roles. Before joining Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems team in the U.K. in 2002, he worked with Vickers Defence Systems in engineering design, supply chain, and program management in both Germany and the U.K.

“Dave Broadbent has spent his entire, successful career navigating complex U.S. and international government business environments, and he has a strong track record of delivering exceptional results at every level,” Wajsgras said. “Dave is the right leader for our Government Solutions team at this juncture, with his demonstrated history of building highly effective teams and customer relationships, capturing new business and driving continuous improvement in execution and operations.”

Governments and NGOs around the world leverage Intelsat’s connectivity solutions across all domains: air, land, sea, and space. The company has a fleet of nearly 60 satellites providing coverage to 99% of the earth’s populated regions, as well as over 100,000 miles of terrestrial fiber optic cable, and strategically located teleports worldwide. Intelsat provides broadband connectivity, video communications, and mobility services for government applications ranging from homeland security and remote military operations to disaster preparedness and recovery.

“This is a great time to join the Intelsat team,” said Broadbent. “The company has a strong global presence and a distinguished history of innovation, customer focus and delivering on its commitments. With an exciting multi-orbit strategy and technology roadmap, we are incredibly well positioned for growth in the rapidly evolving SATCOM and services sector.”

About Intelsat

Intelsat’s global team of professionals is focused on providing seamless and secure, satellite-based communications to government, NGO and commercial customers through the company’s next-generation worldwide network and managed services. Bridging the digital divide by operating one of the world’s largest and most advanced satellite fleet and connectivity infrastructures, Intelsat enables people and their tools to speak over oceans, see across continents and listen through the skies to communicate, cooperate and coexist. Since its founding six decades ago, the company has been synonymous with satellite-industry “firsts” in service to its customers and the planet. Leaning on a legacy of innovation and focusing on addressing a new generation of challenges Intelsat team members now have their sights on the “next firsts” in space as they disrupt the field and lead in the digital transformation of the industry.

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