Board of Directors
Eric Zahler, Director
Mr. Zahler is Managing Director of Sagamore Capital Group LLC, a private equity firm pursuing investments in the aerospace/defense, industrial electronics and selected business service markets. From February 2000 to November 2007, Mr. Zahler was President and Chief Operating Officer of Loral Space & Communications Inc., a global satellite communications services provider and a manufacturer of commercial satellites. From 1992 to 2000, Mr. Zahler held varying senior level management positions at Loral and its predecessor companies. From 1975 to 1992, Mr. Zahler was an attorney at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, where he was elected Partner in 1983. Mr. Zahler holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Yale University and a law degree from Harvard Law School. Mr. Zahler is also a director of MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., a global communications and information company listed on the TSX.
Miguel Angel Panduro Panadero, Director
Mr. Panduro is the current Chief Executive Officer of Hisdesat, having previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Ingeniería de Sistemas para la Defensa de España (“ISDEFE”) between 2004 and 2012. His prior experience also includes roles as a member of the Committee for the Support of Technology COTEC, as management at the European Broadcasting Union’s Digital Video Broadcasting and as chairman of the working group of the International Telecommunication Union, in addition to various other board memberships. In 2011, Mr. Panduro was awarded the “Engineer of the Year” by the Spanish Telecommunications Engineer Association. He holds a Master of Science degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain) as well as various diplomas in corporate governance, strategic business management and project management technology.
Miguel Angel Garcia Primo, Director
Mr. Garcia Primo has over 25 years of experience in the civilian and military aeronautics and space industries, in both the private and public sectors. Since 2001, he has been the chief operating officer and chief technical officer of Hisdesat. Mr. Garcia Primo joined us as a board member in 2010, and also serves on the board of several other satellite and communications technology companies. He previously worked at the Spanish National Institute of Aerospace Techology INTA, where his last position was Deputy General Manager for Research and Programs, both aeronautical and space. Mr. Garcia Primo graduated from the Higher Technical School of Aeronautical Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid in 1990 with a master’s degree of Aeronautical Engineering and is a member of the Official Aeronautical Engineer Association of Spain.
The Honorable Dennis Kloske, Director
The Honorable Mr. Kloske has over 30 years of experience in the areas of technology development, national security and military strategy, having served as a political appointee under three different U.S. administrations. His U.S. Government experience includes appointments as chief of staff and defense cooperation advisor to the U.S. NATO ambassador, armaments advisor to the U.S. deputy secretary of defense, and executive director of the defense cooperation council of the U.S. Department of Defense, among others. In 2009, The Honorable Mr. Kloske established Coldstream Resources Ltd. which focuses on the development of satellites, satellite communication technologies, communications infrastructure and electronic warfare technologies. The Honorable Mr. Kloske is a graduate of Harvard College with an honours degree in International Relations, and studied military history and strategy at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.
Maria Izurieta, Director
Ms. Izurieta has over 20 years of strategic and financial management experience in key executive positions in both emerging and publicly‑traded technology companies. She is the Chief Financial Officer at 3Pillar Global, and has been the chief executive officer (acting) and chief financial officer of Wireless Matrix, chief financial officer at VIPdesk, and vice president of finance and administration for CyberCash, Inc. Ms. Izurieta began her career as an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand in its high‑technology practice specializing in initial and on‑going public offerings. Ms. Izurieta holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Pui-Ling Chan, Director
Mr. Chan has more than 30 years of experience in the communications product, computer science and financial investment sectors. From 2003 to 2015 Mr. Chan was the CEO of Skywave Communications Ltd, a leading provider of satellite terminal and communications services to the global land and maritime application markets. Previously Mr. Chan was the General Partner of McLean capital, a private equity investment firm and served on several investee boards. He has also held senior executive positions in several software and computer technology companies (Simba Technologies, Anodyne Software, Cognos, Inc.). Mr. Chan has a BSc(Hon) in computer science from the University of Waterloo.
Peter Mabson, Director
Mr. Mabson has 30 years of experience in the space sector and products businesses. Prior to joining the Company as President in 2009, Mr. Mabson held various executive positions within COM DEV. From 2002 until 2009, Mr. Mabson was Vice President of Corporate Development of COM DEV where he was responsible for corporate strategic planning and for mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Mabson has authored several technical papers related to satellite communications systems and previously served on the technology advisory board at Conestoga College in Kitchener, Ontario. Mr. Mabson graduated from McMaster University in 1981 with degrees in Engineering Physics and Business Management.
William "Mac" Evans, Director
Mr. Evans has more than 35 years of experience in the Canadian Space Program, and served as President of the Canadian Space Agency from 1994 to 2001. Mr. Evans also led the development of the Canadian Astronaut and RADARSAT programs and negotiated Canada's role in the ISS and a number of international agreements that are the foundation of Canada'sinternational space partnerships. In 2004, Mr. Evans was Chief of Staff for the Minister of National Defence (Canada). He is currently of Chair of the Defence Advisory Board, which provides advice to the Chief of the Defence Staff and the Deputy Minister of National Defence. In 2016, Mr. Evans was appointed to the Order of Canada and in 2017, he was appointed to Canada'sSpace Advisory Board, which advises the Minister of Industry, Science and Economic Development.