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Talia appoints new VP of business development

Prior to joining Talia, Buechler served as Regional Sales Director for Advantech Wireless, a Canadian OEM equipment manufacture

Talia has announced that Jack Buechler has joined the executive team as Vice President of Business Development, reporting to Alan Afrasiab, Chief Executive Officer. Buechler brings many years of experience in sales, marketing and business development within the VSAT market across EMEA and North American and will lead the expansion of Talia’s sales and commercial interests.

PJack_Buechler_Talia_VP_newrior to joining Talia, Buechler served as Regional Sales Director for Advantech Wireless, a Canadian OEM equipment manufacturer. He previously served at Kingston inmedia as head of sales data services responsible for VSAT sales and hosting of services for large customers. Prior to this he served at BT (British Telecom) in Satellite Services and Loral Cyberstar as VP Sales EMEA for Internet services, an early provider of trunked VSAT services to large carriers and VSAT providers.

During his tenure at Loral Cyberstar, he was instrumental in the original idea of creating an industry body, the Global VSAT Forum (, a single non-profit organisation that could act without commercial or technical bias for all its members. Today, GVF has more than 300 member companies representing hundreds of thousands of people involved in the VSAT business.

“I am delighted to be a joining Talia, such a forward-thinking and progressive company, focused on delivering quality services and market leading capabilities,” said Jack Buechler.

“We are very excited to add Jack to our executive team,” added Talia’s CEO, Alan Afrasiab. “He brings a level of creativity, experience and organisation that will strengthen our commercial expansion into new territories and markets.”