The aerospace and defense veteran will lead the US’s high-growth global business unit
MCLEAN, Washington, November 13, 2023–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Intelsat, the operator of one of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial networks and a leading provider of communications to the US Government, has appointed David J. Broadbent as its new President of 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.
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David J. Broadbent will be responsible for Intelsat’s government business globally and will join the company’s seven-member Management Committee. (Image: Business Wire)
Broadbent comes to Intelsat from Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX ), where he most recently served as president of the company’s Space Systems business unit. Broadbent spent 21 years at Raytheon in a variety of senior business development, program execution, contracts, supply chain management and financial planning roles. Before joining Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems team in the UK in 2002, he worked with Vickers Defense Systems in engineering design, supply chain and program management in both Germany and the UK.
“Dave Broadbent has spent his 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,” said Wajsgras. “Dave is the right leader for our Government Solutions team at this juncture, with his demonstrated history of building high-performing teams and client relationships, capturing new business and driving continuous improvement in execution and operations.”
Governments and NGOs around the world use Intelsat’s communications solutions across all domains: air, land, sea and space. The company has nearly 60 satellites covering 99% of the world’s inhabited areas, as well as more than 100,000 miles of terrestrial fiber-optic cable and teleports strategically located around the world. Intelsat provides broadband connectivity, video communications and mobility services for government programs 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 an outstanding history of innovation, customer focus and delivering on 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.”
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 fleets and connectivity infrastructure, Intelsat enables people and their devices to talk across oceans, see continents and listen to the sky to communicate, collaborate and live together. Since its founding sixty years ago, the company has been synonymous with satellite industry “firsts” in service to its customers and the planet. Building on a legacy of innovation and focusing on next-generation problem solving, Intelsat team members are now focused on the “next firsts” in space as they disrupt the field and lead the industry’s digital transformation.
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