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Space Imaging Names Homeland Security Coordinator And Appoints Two New Director

Press Release From: Space Imaging
Posted: Wednesday, May 8, 2002

Space Imaging, the world's leading provider of Earth imagery and related services to commercial and government markets, announced today that Tish Williams, vice president of Strategic Business Development, has also been appointed to develop and coordinate all Homeland Security efforts for the company. In addition, Space Imaging has appointed two new directors: Kathy Gockel to director of Marketing and Sam Bedi to director of Contracts and Procurement. All appointments are effective immediately.

In addition to her current duties, Tish Williams is responsible for developing Space Imaging's strategies and plans to support the nation's Homeland Security efforts. Satellite imagery and products can provide the geospatial backbone for homeland security at the local, state and federal level. Williams has more than 35 years experience in the aerospace industry and intelligence community, and in working with US government organizations. Williams was initially responsible for Space Imaging's Product Research and Development division when the company was formed in 1994. Before joining the company, Williams was director of Advanced Planning and Development for Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space. Prior to that Williams held various assignments at the Central Intelligence Agency including the position of direcKathy Gockel, director of Marketing, is responsible for the global marketing of Earth imagery products and solutions with a primary focus on brand development, corporate positioning strategy and integrated marketing communications. Gockel has more than 10 years experience in the high technology industry. Before joining Space Imaging, Gockel worked for Leopard Communications as a strategic marketing consultant to companies such as Sun Microsystems, Inc., J.D. Edwards, Intrado, Inflow and Crescent Moon Snowshoes. Gockel was also a management consultant for Ernst & Young where she guided key telecommunications accounts including Qwest and SBC. Gockel holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Colorado with an emphasis in international marketing.

Sam Bedi, Space Imaging's director of Contracts and Procurement, brings a wealth of experience in all facets of domestic and international contracting. Before joining Space Imaging, Bedi worked for Lucent Technologies as contracts director for the Mid-Atlantic region. Prior to that, he was a contract attorney for AT&T's Global Information Solutions division. Bedi has also worked as an independent transactional consultant in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Bedi holds a master's of business administration degree from George Washington University and an international law degree from Georgetown University. He is fluent in several languages.

About Space Imaging

Space Imaging is a leading supplier of visual information products and services derived from space imagery and aerial photography. The company launched the world's first and only one-meter resolution, commercial Earth imaging satellite, IKONOS, on Sept. 24, 1999. Other products are produced from the Indian Remote Sensing satellites, the U.S. Landsat satellites and Canada's RADARSAT. Space Imaging also delivers aerial-derived imagery products collected by its own Digital Airborne Imaging System (DAIS-1(TM)). For more information about Space Imaging visit its web site at www.spaceimaging.com .

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