Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT) has enlisted the expertise of a retired Brigadier General from the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to head Gilat’s Defense business to maximize opportunities worldwide. BG (Res.) Eyal Zelinger will take on his new responsibilities effective December 1.
BG (Res.) Eyal Zelinger’s expertise includes more than thirty years in the IDF C4I branch in which he managed the development and operation of the IT systems, cyber defense, communication infrastructure, and served IDF’s highest strategic leadership. He retired at the rank of a Brigadier General after serving as the Chief Signal Officer and C4I/J6 Chief of Staff, a position he held until August 2015.
“Gilat is a significant player in the Israel Defense arena. As part of our strategy to strengthen our Defense focus and expand it to global markets, I am most pleased to bring on-board a dedicated Vice President and General Manager to head the Defense Unit,” said Michal Aharonov, Gilat’s management member and VP Global Broadband Networks at Gilat. “I believe that Eyal Zelinger’s strong background and vast knowledge well-positions Gilat to embark on major SATCOM prospects in the Defense market worldwide.”
“Joining Gilat presents an outstanding opportunity for me to play an important role in accelerating the company’s growth in the Defense area worldwide,” said Eyal Zelinger, VP and General Manager Defense at Gilat. “I am excited to bring to Gilat my professional and operational management skills from my long service tenure to expand Gilat’s Defense business both locally and globally.”