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GVF Excellence Award Finalists: Celebrating 25 years of progress and contribution to society
GVF has announced that the five finalist companies in the GVF Quarter Century of Excellence Award will feature in a Euroconsult-GVF co-hosted online event on 6 July 2022. The candidacy of the five finalists -- Eutelsat, Hughes Network Systems, Inmarsat, Kratos, and SES -- will be presented to an independent jury of industry experts.

The jury, and the virtual event audience, will have the opportunity to assess each candidacy, with the winner selected by jury decision as to which company’s advances have had the greatest beneficial impact on society, the broad telecommunications sector and the company’s financial bottom line.

The Award celebrates the 25th anniversary of GVF’s establishment as the global trade association representing the satellite ecosystem.

• David Meltzer, Secretary General, GVF
• Pacome Revillon, CEO, Euroconsult

• Natale Lettieri, Chief Service Operations Officer, Eutelsat
• Sharyn Nerenberg, Vice President, Corporate Marketing & Communications, Hughes Network Systems
• Alison Horrocks, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer & Company Secretary, Inmarsat
• Stuart Daughtridge, Vice President of Advanced Technology, Kratos Space, Training and Cybersecurity
•Steward Sanders, Executive Vice President and the O3b mPOWER Programme Lead , SES

Jul 6, 2022 04:00 PM in Paris

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Alison Horrocks
Chief Corporate Affairs Officer & Company Secretary @Inmarsat
Alison has been at Inmarsat since 1999 and is a member of the Executive Management team. She is Inmarsat’s Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, responsible for Group wide risk management, group legal, compliance and corporate governance and market access. She acts as Company Secretary to the main Board and its Committees. She is Chairman of the Trustee Company for the Inmarsat UK pension plans. Alison also manages our regional teams covering India, China, Russia, Turkey and The Stans. Alison was previously Group Company Secretary of International Public Relations plc, a worldwide public relations company, for 11 years.
Stuart Daughtridge
Vice President of Advanced Technology, Kratos Space, Training and Cybersecurity @Kratos
Mr. Daughtridge has extensive experience in the satellite and aerospace industry spanning over 30 years. In his current position, he leads Kratos’ satellite ground segment technology initiatives including the planning for the next generation of ground segment technology. In this role, Mr. Daughtridge is focused on today’s innovative and advanced technologies that will enable the ground station to become more dynamic, scalable, secure and cost-effective for customers. Prior to his current role at Kratos, he has held several senior management positions within the company. Mr. Daughtridge has also held various management and engineering positions with Orion Satellite Corporation, Intelsat, and Spacecom. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Lafayette College.
Natale Lettieri
Chief Service Operations Officer @Eutelsat
Natale Lettieri is a senior satellite telecommunications system expert, specialized in operational management of satellite systems and services. He has more than 20 years of experience in satellite telecommunications with a significant and extensive involvement in managing critical satellite infrastructures, complex programs and in delivering excellent services to customers. Currently he is leading two main transformation programs which aim at harmonizing processes and operating models among different operational entities, and at developing and deploying a unique IT, cloud-based, service framework, providing Eutelsat customers with a unique and innovative interface for the management of services and their clients.
Sharyn Nerenberg
Vice President, Corporate Marketing & Communications @Hughes Network Systems
As head of corporate marketing and communications at Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), Sharyn Nerenberg leads public relations, thought leadership, branding and messaging for the company globally. Her team is responsible for planning, designing, messaging and managing the company websites, tradeshows and events, social media content, corporate advertising, executive presentations and media relations across consumer, business, domestic and international markets. With both in-house and agency experience, Ms. Nerenberg’s portfolio of past employers and clients includes BroadSoft (acquired by Cisco), Intelsat, MCI Telecommunications, WorldCom and GTE Spacenet. Ms. Nerenberg earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School for Communication. She serves as treasurer on the board of directors of the Space & Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) and leads the communications working group for the Satellite Industry Association.
David Meltzer
Secretary General @GVF
David Meltzer has 30 years of experience in the satellite and humanitarian industries. Mr. Meltzer currently leads GVF which is the largest global trade association for the commercial satellite industry. As GVF’s Secretary General, he leads advocacy efforts on behalf of the industry with national and international regulators while providing members with benefits in areas such as online and classroom training, organizing industry conferences, and leading industry working groups on topics that include international regulatory matters, sustainable space operations, and disaster relief. Prior to leading GVF as its Secretary General, Mr. Meltzer worked for sixteen years at the world’s largest communications satellite operator — Intelsat — and served as Intelsat’s General Counsel and Executive Vice President for Regulatory Affairs.
Pacôme Révillon
Chief Executive Officer @Euroconsult
Pacôme Révillon is CEO of Euroconsult, the leading international consulting firm specializing in the space and satellite application markets and an international reference for key strategic advisory services, market research and international summits.Pacôme has held the position of CEO since 2003 and is responsible for defining the overall business strategy and operations of the company. Under his leadership, Euroconsult has seen significant expansion in terms of its activities and its international presence, deepening the firm’s specialization into satellite-enabled vertical markets and opening offices in five locations around the world.His work experience includes positions with the DLR in Germany and Thales in France. He holds a graduate engineering degree in Telecommunications & Space from SUPAERO and a Master’s Degree in Economics from DESIA.
Steward Sanders
Executive Vice President and the O3b mPOWER Programme Lead @SES
Stewart is responsible for ground/space engineering and procurement, as well as technical innovation and product development for O3b mPOWER. Prior to joining SES, Stewart held the role of CTO of O3b Networks, today part of SES Networks. His former position of SVP of Planning & Procurement made him responsible for satellite and launch vehicle procurement activities, satellite fleet technical planning and innovation program management. His team also performed technical risk analysis and support of the fleet launch and in-orbit insurance placement activities. In a prior role as SVP Customer Service Delivery, he sponsored an SES-funded GVF installer training and certification program used notably in Africa. He has fulfilled various satellite and payload operations roles for BTI, Intelsat, ICO, NEW SKIES SATELLITES and SES and was a team member of the Intelsat/NASA satellite re-boost mission in 1992. He was instrumental in forming and chaired the Space Data Association.