Satellite operator ABS has appointed Jim Simpson as CEO.
Prior to joining ABS, Simpson spent 35 years at The Boeing Company in various leadership positions in the satellite and launch divisions. After retirement from Boeing, he served two years as the senior vice president for strategy and business development at Aerojet Rocketdyne, focused on propulsion and power systems for satellites, rockets and defence productions.
“I am very excited to join ABS and its impressive senior leadership team,” Simpson said. ABS has established itself as a leader of innovation and creativity. I was part of the historical purchase of the all-electric 702SP satellites that are now key assets for our current and future growth. I want to build upon and extend the legacy that the company has created as we move into the next chapter of ABS. I look forward to leading our efforts to further strengthen and grow ABS through a focus on greater execution, creation of strategic partnerships, and further penetration into new markets and products.”
Jim Frownfelter, chairman of ABS, noted: “We are very excited to welcome Jim to the ABS family. His extensive experience, leadership, and knowledge of the business will create significant value for the company as ABS transitions to the next phase of our long-term growth strategy. The board and I are delighted that Jim Simpson as the new CEO will lead the executive team to effect the company’s continuing expansion.”