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By [email protected] - 23rd March 2015 - 13:52

SSTL appoints Patrick Wood as Group CEO

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has appointed Patrick Wood as Group CEO, with effect from 1st April 2015. Patrick Wood joins SSTL from Airbus Defence and Space, where he was most recently Head of Engineering and Operations and an Airbus Group Executive. He brings with him an outstanding track record within the space engineering sector, having previously steered the Skynet 5 programme to success including in-orbit delivery of three geostationary military telecommunications satellites and associated ground network and infrastructure. He was also CTO for Airbus Defence and Space satellite business, and later Engineering and Operations Director with pan-European responsibilities. Sir Martin Sweeting, Executive Chairman of SSTL, in welcoming Patrick Wood to his new role at SSTL, said: âWe are very fortunate indeed in finding someone with Patrickâs rare combination of detailed engineering experience, proven management capability and passion for satellites to join SSTL.