(New York City - March 30, 2009) -- The World Teleport Association (WTA) announced today the appointment to its international Board of Directors of David Justin, Senior Vice President, GlobeCast; Serge Van Herck, Chief Executive Officer, Newtec; and Norberto Vitale, Chief Executive Officer, Teleport Internacional Buenos Aires. After completing the terms of three Directors who have resigned from the Board, all three will run for election in their own right later in 2009.
In addition to the newly appointed Directors, WTA's Board includes WTA Chairman Chris Russell, Partner, Henley Partners International; WTA Secretary General Andrew Stimson, Director Global Sales Management, Intelsat; Gary Hatch, Chief Executive Officer, ATCi; Michael Noon, Vice President, Terrestrial Systems Operations, SES Americom; Anita Currie, President, Edge Consulting; Timothy Shea, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, Telesat; Nick Thompson, Managing Director, Arqiva Satellite & Media; M.N. Vyas, Director, Essel Shyam Communication Limited; Malcom Warren, Director Asia-Pacific, ViaSat, Inc.; and Yoshihiro Yokoyama, Secretary-General, WTA-Asia.
WTA's international Board of Directors includes representatives from the Americas, Europe/Middle East and Asia from teleport operators, satellite carriers, technology providers, consultants, and other businesses allied to the teleport sector.
"These leaders represent a strong cross-section of teleport operators and technology providers in the industry,” said WTA Executive Director Robert Bell. "The changing dynamics of the global teleport industry will challenge many as adjustments are made to bring in new business opportunities. The WTA board brings a diversity to the deliberations which will serve our members well.”
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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. Companies that do business with teleports also find that WTA is the best investment they can make to open new channels to the industry. More information is available at www.worldteleport.org.
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Orly Konig Lopez
World Teleport Association
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