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Senior Executives from Europe, the Middle East and North America Join the World Teleport Association

Wednesday, June 14, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matt Owen
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(New York City, June 14, 2017) – The World Teleport Association (WTA) today announced the election of three new members of its Board of Directors for three-year terms beginning April 1, 2017:

  • Avi Cohen, CEO, MX1
  • Mitja Lovšin, Senior Director, STN
  • Vince Matherne, Chief Commercial Officer, Encompass Digital Media
Four board members return for a second term this year as well:
  • Roger Franklin, President & CEO, Crystal
  • Robert Kubbernus, CEO & Chairman, Signalhorn
  • James Trevelyan, Commercial Director, Arqiva
  • Jorge Luis Villarreal Schutz, CEO, Elara Comunicaciones

Also serving on WTA’s Board of Directors are:

  • Michael DeMarco, Senior Vice President, Operations, Intelsat
  • Jose Edio Gomes, Technical Director, Hispamar Satélites
  • Richard Hadsall, Kymeta
  • Marzio Laurenti CEO, Telespazio Brasil S.A.
  • Kian Soon Lim, Head, Satellite, Business Group, Group Enterprise, Singtel
  • Matthew Prange, Vice President, Strategic Teleport Partners & Implementation, SES
  • Mark Rathert, General Manager, Ground Operations (US), SES
  • Francis Rolland, Executive Vice President, Satellites & Networks/Strategy, GlobeCast
  • Jose Sanchez Ruiz, Director of Service Operations, Eutelsat
  • Serge Van Herck
  • Koby Zontag, Vice President, Media Sales and Business Development, PCCW Global

Directors on the WTA Board serve three-year terms, and are elected by the membership. 

“WTA is fortunate to attract teleport executives of this caliber to our international association,” said executive director Robert Bell. “They bring diverse experience and viewpoints to the Board’s deliberations but are completely united in advancing the interests of the independent teleport operator around the world.”

About World Teleport Association
Since 1985, the World Teleport Association ( has focused on improving the business of satellite communications from the ground up. At the core of its membership are the world's most innovative operators of teleports, from independents to multinationals, niche service providers to global carriers. WTA is dedicated to advocating for the interests of teleport operators in the global telecommunications market and promoting excellence in teleport business practice, technology and operations.

For More Information
Matthew Owen
Communications Manager
World Teleport Association
212-825-0218 x105

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