- Press Release
- May 26, 2023
Intelsat Enhances Its Data, Carrier – Internet Business Unit with Two New Executives
Intelsat has appointed a new Vice President
for Sales, Stephen Spengler, to manage global sales for its largest customer
segment, Data, Carrier & Internet (DC&I). The company has also named a new
Regional Vice President, Asia Pacific, Ashley Fernandes, who will lead sales
and marketing support activities in that region, further strengthening this
Mr. Spengler is responsible for the global coordination of all sales staff,
operations and regional offices within the DC&I group, ensuring full support
for the unit’s global financial and service growth objectives. He has
overall responsibility for the unit’s functional activities, as well as the
leading role in developing DC&I’s customer acquisition and retention
Before joining Intelsat, Mr. Spengler served as Senior Vice President of
Global Sales, Broadband Access Networks, at Cirronet, Inc., where he
developed and managed worldwide sales and distribution for the company’s new
wireless access product line. Mr. Spengler had previously worked for ViaSat
Satellite Networks as Vice President for Sales and Marketing, and for its
predecessor, Scientific-Atlanta Satellite Networks, where he was responsible
for global sales of its voice and data satellite network technologies. Mr.
Spengler also led Scientific-Atlanta’s Satellite Networks business in
Europe, Middle East & Africa while based in London.
Mr. Fernandes, now Regional Vice President, Asia Pacific Sales for
Intelsat’s DC&I Business Unit, is responsible for leading and managing
Intelsat’s international DC&I sales and marketing support team for the Asia
Pacific region. The position is based in Singapore and includes
responsibility for all customer relationships and sales support activities
for the region.
Mr. Fernandes comes to Intelsat from PanAmSat, where he served as Vice
President – Asia Pacific. Prior to that position, he held several key sales
roles, all within the Asia Pacific region. At BT/Concert Global Networks he
established and managed a regional sales and engineering team servicing
Asian-based international telecom carriers, ISPs and multinational
corporations. Prior to that role, Mr. Fernandes worked with MCI in their
Carrier business and also with Telstra where, as the Regional Vice
President, he was responsible for establishing their Singapore-based
regional sales office that served the ASEAN and Indian market for voice and
"Mr. Spengler and Mr. Fernandes each bring superior knowledge and skills
that will enhance our ability to address customer needs and ensure
Intelsat’s continued leadership and development in the data, carrier and
Internet market," said John Stanton, President, Intelsat DC&I Business Unit.
"Mr. Spengler’s focus on our global business will ensure that Intelsat
continues to have the most professional sales force in this business, while
Mr. Fernandes’ extensive experience in Asia and his presence in Singapore
will be an asset in that region."
Intelsat, Ltd. offers telephony, corporate network, video and Internet
solutions around the globe via capacity on 26 geosynchronous satellites in
prime orbital locations. Customers in approximately 200 countries rely on
Intelsat satellites and ground resources for quality connections, global
reach and reliability. For more information, visit www.intelsat.com.
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