MDA Ltd. (TSX:MDA), provider of advanced technology and services to the expanding global space industry, announced the appointment of Luigi Pozzebon as the company’s Vice President of Satellite Systems, reporting to MDA Chief Executive Officer, Mike Greenley. Mr. Pozzebon stepped into the role in an acting capacity earlier this year.
A long-term member of MDA’s Satellite Systems management team and widely respected executive in the global satellite industry, Mr. Pozzebon brings more than 30 years of experience to the position. He has played an instrumental role in some of the most complex satellite technology programs undertaken in the industry, and his acute understanding of customers’ needs, technology, and the rapidly changing opportunity for satellite systems, ideally position MDA to continue to capitalize on growing market demand.
“Luigi’s decades-long career has touched many of the major projects that have fundamentally changed our industry,” said Mike Greenley, CEO of MDA. “Our satellite systems customers rely on his deep engineering and business expertise to create solutions that meet their changing needs. As the market for satellite systems and constellations accelerates and expands, Luigi is the right leader to take our customers, our team and our technology forward.”
With this appointment Mr. Pozzebon assumes general management of MDA’s state-of-the art satellite manufacturing facilities in Montreal, including a high-volume satellite production facility containing one of the largest compact ranges for satellite testing in the world, one of the largest near field ranges in the world, and a recently established fifth generation manufacturing environment employing robotic assembly to produce high volume NGSO satellite systems. The facilities are home to more than 1,000 highly skilled engineering, technical and business staff.
Mr. Pozzebon holds a Bachelor of Engineering, Honours Electrical from McGill University.