Tracey Haslam, president of Harris CapRock Communications, has been elected to serve on the Global VSAT Forum’s (GVF) Board of Directors. The GVF Board leads the association as it continues to create greater awareness of the commercial, economic, political and technological advantages provided by satellite broadband and broadcasting solutions. The vote was held in conjunction with the GVF High Throughput Satellite (HTS) Roundtable London 2015: Game Changer or New Game event on Dec. 2, the seventh in an annual roundtable series that aims to drive dialogue around HTS technologies; services and network security; deployment ecosystems and user markets; and solutions engineering.
“GVF promotes higher standards of service, greater levels of market access, improved regulatory conditions and heightened awareness by the public and private sectors of the advantages afforded by state-of-the-art satellite-based fixed and mobile solutions,” said David Hartshorn, secretary general, GVF. “Haslam’s guidance of Harris CapRock to set new standards in areas she has defined as differentiators across the communications industry will bring a welcome vision to GVF, and we look forward to drawing upon her expertise.”
“Harris CapRock is proud to be one of more than 230 member companies based in every region of the world working with GVF to facilitate access to satellite communications solutions globally,” said Haslam. “I am honored to join my peers on the board and look forward to continuing to address challenges and opportunities with a unified voice during this exciting time for our industry.”
Reelected to the GVF Board of Directors, to serve a further two-year term of office, is Simon Gray, Field Support Manager, Eutelsat., who joins encumbent members, Michael DeMarco, Senior Vice President, Operations, Intelsat; Jonas Eneberg, Vice President, International Spectrum Management, Inmarsat; Nancy Eskenazi, Vice President Legal Service, Global Regulatory, SES; Yasir Hassan, Director of Transmission Operations, ARABSAT; and Arunas Slekys, Vice President, Corporate Marketing, Hughes Network Systems.