Newtec – a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications – has appointed Steve Mills to the position of Global VP Sales, as it continues to record year-on-year growth of 10 to 20 per cent.
The addition of Mills to the Newtec management team demonstrates the company’s continued expansion, with its latest results showing increased revenue across its core markets of broadcast, consumer and enterprise VSAT and GovDef, fueled by High Throughput Satellite (HTS) deployments. Newtec specifically saw increased market penetration in mobile backhaul and mobility, including Inflight Connectivity (IFC) and maritime communications.
Prior to joining Newtec, Mills was Head of Global Sales and Marketing, Secure Communications, at Airbus Defence and Space where he gained extensive experience in the government and defense market, among others. This role followed four years at Inmarsat as the Senior Director in Global Government.
Newtec CEO Thomas Van den Driessche said: “The designation of Steve comes at a great time for Newtec, with almost 80% revenue growth over the past four years showing clear market share gains in the satellite ground segment. Steve’s background and experience will help us build further on both our commercial and government markets, as well as support our continued growth in VSAT mobility, cellular backhaul for 4G and 5G, and solutions to monetize HTS.”
Mills, who will be based in Europe, will oversee the sales and sales support teams in his new role and will be responsible for growing both direct and in-direct business, along with a strong Newtec value proposition in all markets worldwide.
“The current satellite industry is an incredibly exciting place to be right now,” said Mills. “The rapid advancements being ‘launched’ by global satellite network operators are, more than ever, creating a growing need for advanced and innovative solutions and services which allow integrators, service providers and end-customers to exploit this new era in space. Newtec is paving the way in delivering technological and business differentiators that will provide enormous value. I’m thrilled to be joining the team and excited to see how far we, as industry leaders, can steer satellite communications over the coming years.”
Newtec will be exhibiting its latest solutions for a range of applications at AfricaCom, which will be held at CTICC in Cape Town, from November 7th to November 9th, and at Global MilSatCom, which takes place in London on the same dates. The latter will provide visitors with the first chance to meet Newtec’s new Global VP Sales Steve Mills in person.