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Senior Executives from Europe and North America Join the WTA Board of Directors

Tuesday, May 26, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Victoria Krisman
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(New York City, May 26, 2020) – The World Teleport Association (WTA) today announced the election of two new members to its Board of Directors for three-year terms beginning April 1, 2020:

  • Jay LaPrise, Senior Vice President, Global Transmission Operations, Encompass Digital Media
  • Guido Neumann, Chief Development Officer & President EMEA, AXESS Networks

In addition, the election returned one board member for a second term:

  • Mitja Lovsin, General Manager, STN

José Sánchez Ruiz, Director of Service Operations at Eutelsat was also named Chair by a vote of the Board at its March 9 meeting. Continuing to serve on WTA’s Board of Directors are:

  • José Sánchez Ruiz, Director Service Operations, Eutelsat
  • Ron Busch, Senior Vice President, Network Services, ABS Global Ltd
  • Keith Frost, Media and Data Networks Director, Arqiva
  • Marzio Laurenti, CEO, Telespazio Brasil S.A.
  • Samuel Lemercier, Managing Director UK, Globecast
  • Mitja Lovsin, General Manager, STN
  • Bill Marks, Chief Strategy Officer, Kymeta
  • Scott Mumford, Group Managing Executive - Satellite & VSAT, Liquid Telecom
  • Matthew Prange, Vice President, Strategic Teleport Partners & Implementation, SES
  • Kheng Ghee Ng, Head, Satellite, SingTel
  • Ron Storie, VP, Network Operations, Intelsat
  • James Trevelyan, VP, Sales, EMEA, Speedcast
  • Koby Zontag

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

“All members benefit from their participation in WTA’s programs and events,” said executive director Robert Bell, “but these individuals have chosen to give their time and talents to shape those programs and events and to represent the interests of members in our decision-making. In these challenging times, that commitment is valued more than ever.”

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.

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Victoria Krisman
Communications Manager
World Teleport Association

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