Australian satellite company, NewSat Limited (ASX:NWT), has named Scott Sprague as its chief commercial officer.
This is a new role created by the company which will see Sprague lead the NewSat sales team and the direct sales of capacity on the Jabiru-1 satellite.
NewSat founder and CEO, Adrian Ballintine, said the appointment of Sprague as chief commercial officer will further enhance the executive management team as the company transforms into a global satellite operator.
“Sprague’s appointment is reflective of NewSat’s growth and verifies NewSat’s commitment to become a global satellite operator. He brings experience and industry acumen to NewSat and his customer knowledge and leadership skills will be instrumental,” he said.
Sprague has had more than 30 years senior management experience in the satellite and telecommunications industries, and has led global sales, marketing, operations and customer service operations.
Prior to joining NewSat, he was based in Hong Kong as the chief operating officer of Asia Broadcasting Satellite (ABS), where he was responsible for managing the global sales, marketing, technical support and operations of value added services.
He was also previously senior vice-president of global sales in SES, where he was responsible for leading sales teams and growing global revenues across media, enterprise and government verticals around the world.
Sprague has also held senior positions at KPNQwest, Infonet Service Corporation and AT&T.
Sprague claimed that his extensive satellite knowledge and strategic management experience will greatly assist NewSat’s next phase of growth and future business success.
“I am extremely excited to be working with Adrian and the team, and am looking forward to leading NewSat’s sales growth across markets and regions that I am very familiar with,” he said.
In addition, he mentioned that he aims to drive new business and market share, and support NewSat’s transformation from a teleport operator into a global satellite operator.
“As NewSat prepares for the launch of Jabiru-1 and the further expansion of the Jabiru satellite fleet, I look forward to making a significant contribution to NewSat’s next phase of growth,” he added.