Press Release

Boeing Satellite Systems Names Two Key Vice President Appointments

By SpaceRef Editor
August 7, 2001
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Boeing
Satellite Systems (BSS) has named Art Rosales vice president of
Commercial Programs and Dr. John Konrad vice president of Commercial
Marketing and Sales.

Boeing Satellite Systems is a unit of The Boeing Company.

Rosales and Konrad collectively bring nearly five decades of
experience in satellite design, development, manufacturing and market
expertise to their new assignments. Rosales is credited with
championing the Boeing 376 satellite model, the world’s most reliable
satellite and second most-purchased model in the world. Dr. Konrad,
who holds the distinction of being one of only three BSS employees who
has completed NASA Space Shuttle mission specialist training, most
recently has been handling several of Boeing’s largest satellite
programs.

“Art and John each possess the requisite technical and market
experience that is vitally important in Boeing’s continuing commitment
to its customers and focus on best-value, on-time delivery of the
highest quality satellite systems available,” said Randy Brinkley,
president of Boeing Satellite Systems. “These two experienced veterans
not only know our business and our customers, but, more importantly,
our customers know them. It is this combination of experience and
knowledge that makes Art and John uniquely qualified to fulfill these
important positions,” Brinkley added.

Rosales, who began his career with BSS in 1979, will be
responsible for executing all BSS commercial programs to meet
corporate and customer expectations. This includes assuring customer
satisfaction, controlling profit/loss centers, implementing the market
segment strategic plan and supporting the vice president of Commercial
Marketing and Sales for new business. Most recently, Rosales was vice
president and general manager for the Fixed Satellite Systems and the
Broadcast Satellite Systems (FSS/BSS) programs. Previously, he held
various program management and product line management positions.

Prior to joining BSS, Rosales worked at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (MIT) as an industrial liaison officer and
later as the assistant director of the industrial liaison program from
1977 to 1979. From 1971 to 1973, Rosales worked as an aerodynamicist
at McDonnell Douglas Corporation. He graduated from MIT with bachelor
of science and master of science degrees in aeronautical and
astronautical engineering in 1969 and 1970, respectively.

Konrad will be responsible for leading the marketing and sales
teams for commercial business development. This will include creating
and/or identifying new business opportunities and alliances and
partnering with the vice president of Commercial Programs to maintain
and expand our market share with existing customers.

Konrad has been with BSS his entire career, which began in 1976.
From 1999 to date, he has been director of the Americas region for the
(Fixed Services and Broadcast Services) programs with customers that
ranged from Telesat in Canada to Embratel in Brazil. From 1996 to
1999, Konrad functioned as business unit leader for Spacecraft Design
and Production. Prior to 1996, he served in increasingly responsible
positions at BSS including deputy director of Commercial Business
Development. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1971 with
a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. In 1976 he
graduated with a PhD in mechanical engineering from the California
Institute of Technology.

Boeing Satellite Systems is the world’s leading manufacturer of
communications satellites and a major provider of space systems,
satellites, and payloads for national defense, science and
environmental applications.

The Boeing Company is the largest aerospace company in the world
and the United States’ leading exporter. It is NASA’s largest
contractor and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and
military aircraft. The company’s capabilities in aerospace also
include rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, rocket
engines, launch vehicles, satellites, and advanced information and
communication systems. The company has an extensive global reach with
customers in 145 countries.

SpaceRef staff editor.