Kleos Space has announced a few new appointments this month. Eric von Eckartsberg is Kleos’ new Chief Revenue Officer. The company has also expanded its sales team with the appointment of Guillermo Gutierrez as Product Manager and Alex Johnson as Sales Executive.
Eckartsberg will be responsible for Kleos’ global sales, the business development and sales teams and strategic customer partnerships.
Speaking about Eckartsberg’s appointment, Andy Bowyer, CEO of Kleos Space, said: “While we commission our first satellite cluster and continue to progress our second satellite cluster, our immediate focus is on growing our customer base. Eric’s appointment, supported by a larger global business development and sales team, will allow us to significantly increase commercialisation activities. Eric’s experience in high growth companies will be invaluable as we grow our first revenues, providing governments and commercial entities with RF geolocation intelligence over key regions of maritime interest, including the Strait of Hormuz, South China Sea and East and West African coasts.”
Eckartsberg has an extensive background in leading international sales and business development teams within the defence and intelligence sectors. His expertise includes senior leadership roles at satellite imagery and geospatial services providers Maxar Corporation and Vricon, network security analytics platform RedSeal Networks, and advanced AI and text analytics software company Basis Technology.
Bowyer added: “I am also proud to bring in Guillermo as our Product Manager and Alex as Sales Executive. Guillermo has a great industry reputation with extensive experience growing similar products to ours and Alex capabilities to support our new and existing customers and Channel Partner base make them fantastic additions to the team.”
Gutierrez brings more than two decades’ experience to the role with an in-depth understanding of Geographic Information System (GIS), image and LiDAR processing, 3D modelling and geospatial data. He previously led commercial and international strategic initiatives for the Geospatial Solutions Division at L3Harris Technologies.”
Johnson is an experienced business development and sales executive. In his previous role at space technology company Maxar Technologies, he was responsible for the sale of satellite imagery, software and geospatial data to global companies, the PR stated.
Kleos’ new personnel follow the appointment of Heribert Krämer as COO and the establishment of a Denver engineering office last month.