Proven Government Satellite Executive to be Key Member of Leadership Team
February 16, 2006 – Washington, D.C. – AMERICOM Government Services, Inc. (AGS), a wholly owned subsidiary of SES AMERICOM, today announced that Robert Demers has joined as a Vice President of Sales Development. Most recently Demers served as Vice President of government solutions for Inmarsat, where he established the Washington D.C. office and was responsible for the full range of North American commercial development and government relations.
“I am very pleased to welcome Bob to the AGS team and I look forward to working closely with him,” said David Helfgott, CEO of AMERICOM Government Services. “Bob brings decades of market, technical and political experience to our company, due to his unique background as a proven satellite executive focused on the government market, his front line combat experience and his time spent as a liaison to Congress. His counsel will be instrumental as AGS looks to reinforce its position as the leading provider of complete, innovative satcom solutions to military and civilian government agencies.”
“I’m excited by the opportunity I see in the government satcom market, and no company is better positioned than AGS is to satisfy the government’s continuing and growing need for commercial satellite bandwidth and solutions,” said Robert Demers, new Vice President of Sales Development at AGS.
In addition to his work with Inmarsat, Demers was general manager of global government services at ICO Global Communications, Inc., a Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) company that was later acquired by Craig McCaw. Demers spent 22 years in the United States Army, serving in a variety of capacities including service as a combat helicopter pilot, an Aviation Unit Commander and as Army liaison to the U.S. Senate. He is a graduate of Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, as well as a graduate of the U.S. Air Command and Staff College in Montgomery, Alabama.
AMERICOM Government Services, Inc. (AGS) is an independent corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of SES AMERICOM. Leveraging a 30-year heritage of experience in the government SATCOM market, AGS offers comprehensive satellite-based communications solutions that enable federal agencies to extend secure broadband communications to fulfill both routine and mission-critical applications. With access to a fleet of 42 satellites, AGS’ full range of satellite services and end-to-end solutions allows for secure, reliable communications and comprehensive global coverage. AGS’ reputation for operational excellence and highly reliable network solutions has been validated by long-term relationships with diverse government customers including DoD, US Army, US Air Force, Department of Commerce/NOAA, Department of Justice, Department of the Interior, Department of Transportation, NASA, and other civilian and defense-related agencies.
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Monica Morgan, (1) 609-987-4143