UltiSat, a global provider of critical communications solutions, has appointed Richard Koucheravy as its new Vice President of Sales & Business Development.
Richard joins UltiSat from Lockheed Martin, where he worked in various growth-focused roles over the past seven years. Most recently, he was the Senior Director of Business Development for US Government Programmes at Sikorsky Aircraft, acquired by Lockheed in 2015.
As a new Vice President at UltiSat, Richard will oversee the company’s business development organisation and have primary responsibility for driving revenue growth through new customers and programmes, as well as expanding presence in emerging market segments.
Speaking about the new appointment, David Myers, CEO and President of UltiSat, said: “UltiSat has a renewed focus on growth, with particular attention in rapidly evolving markets like airborne communications. So, when looking for a new leader for our business development function, we wanted to augment the company’s expertise in satellite and wireless communications with someone who brings deep customer experience in the tactical airborne mission environment. Richard’s commercial leadership experience combined with his military background make him a very well-rounded and welcome addition to the team.”
Prior to Lockheed Martin, Richard spent more than 28 years in the US Army as a helicopter pilot, maintenance officer and planner-strategist. He is a veteran of combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq and peacekeeping operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Prior to his military retirement in 2013, at the rank of Colonel, Richard served in multiple capacities in the Pentagon on the Army Staff from 2009 to 2013. In his ultimate assignment, he led programming and budgeting efforts for the Army’s aviation research, development, and acquisition portfolio, valued at more than $6B annually.
Richard is a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point and holds both a master’s degree in Military Arts & Sciences from the US Army’s Command & General Staff College and an Executive MBA from Benedictine College.