–Government satcom veteran Bob Roe appointed as new Chief Executive Officer–
Houston, Tex., March 12, 2012 – TrustComm Inc., the premier small-business provider of assured satellite communications solutions to commercial and government organizations, today announced it has made significant changes to its senior management team as part of its renewed focus on providing customized solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).
The Company appointed satellite industry veteran Bob Roe as its new Chief Executive Officer. Roe has more than 30 years experience in government and commercial satcom, including senior management positions with Stratos Global Corp. from 1998-2011.
Most recently, Roe served for more than five years as CEO of Stratos Government Services Inc. (SGSI) where he led highly successful programs to meet the COMSATCOM needs of the DoD and federal agencies. From 2006-12, he also served as chairman of the Mobile Satellite Users Assoc. Prior to his career in commercial satcom, Roe served 22 years in the U.S. Navy as a communications and intelligence officer.
Further strengthening TrustComm’s new management team is the addition of Ian Canning as Chief Operating Officer. Canning has more than 25 years experience as a senior executive with Stratos Global Corp., Inmarsat, Iridium and other leading companies in the satellite and telecommunications sectors. Canning most recently served as Stratos’ vice president, global product marketing.
Former TrustComm President and CEO Robert Kubbernus will serve as Chairman of the Board.
With its network operations center (NOC) at the secure Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston, TrustComm has served government and commercial markets since 1999. In December 2011, TrustComm sold its subsidiaries TrustComm International Inc. and SkyPort Maritime Inc. as part of its strategy to focus on the U.S. DoD market.
“These important additions to our leadership team are among the first major steps we are taking to demonstrate our commitment to the U.S. DoD market,” Kubbernus said. “Bob Roe is the ideal professional to lead our new endeavor. His successful tenure with SGSI, his strong government contacts and his distinguished military service make him one of the nation’s most qualified government satcom executives.”
Kubbernus added, “With his vast experience in the telecom sector, we also believe Ian Canning is perfectly suited to manage our government marketing efforts and assume responsibility for TrustComm’s day-to-day operations. Ian and Bob have worked well together for more than 12 years. They are committed to making TrustComm the leading small-business satellite contractor to the U.S. government.”
New TrustComm CEO Bob Roe said, “With an intimate knowledge of DoD requirements, a secure NOC facility and a management team that possess nearly 100 years combined satcom experience, TrustComm now has the precise requirements to quickly support mission readiness and security anywhere in the world.”
About TrustComm Inc.
Founded in 1999, TrustComm is a global provider of secure, customized satellite communications services for government organizations and commercial entities that require instant, robust and easily deployable connectivity. TrustComm’s secure satcom services, terrestrial and end-to-end networks provide maximum reliability to support a broad range of applications. Those applications include broadband Internet access, VoIP, video conferencing and data communications – for business continuity, emergency response, tactical field deployment and temporary usage. With its global network, engineering expertise, 24/7 network operations center and owned infrastructure at the highly secure Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston, TrustComm exceeds the security and reliability standards of its clients. For more information, please visit www.trustcomm.com.
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