Iridium Satellite, a provider of satellite voice and data solutions, has announced the appointment of John Roddy as executive vice president for ground operations and product development.
Mr Roddy has more than 27 years of telecommunications and information technology industry experience. He has worked with Iridium over the last year as a consultant. Since joining the executive team he has been responsible for developing Iridium’s corporate operations model.
Prior to working with Iridium, Mr Roddy was the president of Telcordia Global Services in New Jersey where he also served as senior vice president of global operations and chief information officer.
Matt Desch, CEO and chairman of Iridium, said: We value John’s expertise and his ability to quickly make a big impact on how we deliver the best possible products and services to our partners and customers. As we innovate to create new products and services, and continue to grow faster than any mobile satellite services company worldwide, we value having leadership that understands how to care for our customers and get the most out of our network.