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Johann Pohany Joins ND SatCom as CTO

01-31-2008 11:01 AM CET | Media & Telecommunications

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Dr. Gerhard Bommas Retires after 33 Years with the Company

Friedrichshafen, January 30, 2008 – ND SatCom, an SES ASTRA company, recently appointed Johann Pohany to the position of CTO. Mr. Pohany replaces Dr. Gerhard Bommas, who has retired after 33 years with the company. Mr. Pohany will oversee ND SatCom’s product lifecycle from product management, R&D, verification, supply chain management, production, training and support. His responsibilities also include group wide quality assurance and IT systems. He looks forward to his new task: “ND SatCom’s unique VSAT experience combined with the strength of our mother company SES ASTRA will foster further significant growth of our company. Besides managing growth, one of the key challenges of ND SatCom is to keep and increase the speed of innovation while broadening the solution offerings for our clients and entering into new arenas.”

Dr. Karl Classen, President & CEO of ND SatCom, states: “We welcome Mr. Pohany aboard and are excited about the ideas and knowledge that he brings to our team. Before joining ND SatCom, Johann held several VP and General Management positions in different countries within Siemens. As former VP and Head of the Siemens Austria Space Business Unit, he has extensive experience in the commercial, government and defence satcom markets.”

Mr. Pohany is member of the advisory board of the Austrian Space Agency within the Research & Promotion Agency and lectures Energy Information and Communication Systems at the University of Brandenburg (Cottbus), Germany. He holds a diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology from the University of Stuttgart.

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About ND SatCom
ND SatCom, an SES ASTRA company, is a leading global supplier of satellite-based broadband VSAT, broadcast, government and defence communication network and ground station solutions. ND SatCom's innovative technologies are deployed in government and defence, broadcast & media, enterprise and telecom environments worldwide. As a global company with more than 25 years of experience in the satellite networks and systems businesses, ND SatCom is a reliable source of comprehensive and secure turnkey and tailored system engineered solutions. ND SatCom is represented by regional sales and service offices worldwide.

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