Calian SED (formerly SED Systems), Calian Group’s global supplier of communication systems solutions and products, has appointed Rob Vance as its new Director for Satellite Ground Antenna Systems.
The new position was created to lead the sales activities for the company’s new line of high-performance composite carbon fibre antennas, designed to meet the demanding operational requirements of Ka/Q/V-band frequencies and beyond.
Vance, who will assume his role immediately in San Jose, California, will report to Calian SED’s VP, Communication Ground Systems, Darren Schlageter.
Commenting on the appointment, Vance said: “I’m excited to be part of the Calian SED team. This team has an impressive set of technical and operational skills especially in satellite ground systems design and implementation. The new high-performance composite carbon fibre earth station antenna product line will be a game-changer as satellites move to the higher frequencies like Q and V bands to increase feeder-link capacity.”
Patrick Thera, President, Calian SED, remarked: “Rob’s unique experience in the satellite ground systems market. combined with his extensive set of relationships with key industry players, will be very beneficial to Calian SED.”