Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced that Mike Antonovich is joining Eutelsat Americas as Chief Executive Officer.
Mike Antonovich, a veteran satellite and telecommunications industry executive who began his career at ESPN as a broadcast engineer has advanced through the years in various job capacities. He held a number of sales and marketing functions during a lengthy career at PanAmSat, including leading PanAmSat’s global sales team.
More recently he has been CEO of Genesis Networks, Senior Vice President for the Americas for ATEME and Senior Vice President Global Sales for Global Media Links in Japan.
As he comes on board at Eutelsat Americas he will leverage his broad experience across media, broadcast and telecoms markets to steer Eutelsat Americas’ activities within the Americas and serve Americas-based clients using Eutelsat’s global satellite fleet.
Rodolphe Belmer, CEO of Eutelsat shared that with Eutelsat’s expanded satellite capability coming online across the Americas, this is a great time to welcome Mike Antonovich to the Eutelsat team. He is well regarded for driving many media and broadcast service initiatives, and Mike brings a wealth of experience in video encoding and video transport solutions through fiber that will benefit Eutelsat's service offer. Mike's proven leadership and entrepreneurial skills will help drive the growth of Eutelsat Americas across all markets.
Patricio Northland, previously CEO of Eutelsat Americas, is leaving the Group to pursue other interests.