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Management Team

Alexander Müller-Gastell
CEO
Head of Business Unit Government & Enterprise

Alexander Mueller-Gastell joined ND SatCom in September 2017. His main focus at ND SatCom is to manage the success-oriented organization and define and implement the growth strategies for the three business units Government & Enterprise, Defence and Broadcast. Before joining ND SatCom, he was President & COO of Signalhorn, where he was responsible for managing the company´s daily operations and strategic direction including the growth strategy through acquisitions. Alexander started his career as a controller at Alcan and served in various companies as CFO.

Alexander Müller-Gastell holds an MBA in Economics from the University of North Carolina, USA and the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany.

Thomas Leonhardt
CFO, ND SatCom GmbH

Thomas Leonhardt joined ND SatCom in April 2018. He is responsible for Finance and Controlling. Before joining ND SatCom he was VP Finance of Signalhorn. He started his career as a controller at FARO and he has held a number of senior Finance and Operational roles at the multi-national corporation FARO Technologies, Inc. .

Dirk Walther
Head of Business Unit Defence

Dirk Walther joined ND SatCom in January 2007. Before joining ND SatCom he was 13 years Army Officer in the German Armed Forces in leading positions of the army. At ND SatCom, he is responsible for the defence business including also the SATCOMBw2 Programme. During his career at ND SatCom he head held managing positions in the areas of ILS (Integrated Logistic Support), project management and training.

Michael Heuken
Head of Business Unit Broadcast

Michael Heuken joined ND SatCom in 1999 and is responsible for the broadcast business. Expanding ND SatCom’s market position through business development initiatives, including strategic alliances and partnerships are his responsibilities. 10 years as head of presales team along the way, he has more than 15 years of experience in the satellite communication industry and in broadcast business.

Dr. Jens Specht
Head of Business Unit Government & Enterprise

Dr. Jens Specht joined ND SatCom in October 2018. Heading the business unit Government & Enterprise, he aims to sharpen the value for ND SatCom’s customers in this segment and extend the brand’s reach. Jens has a solid track record in the Satellite and Communication industry: Prior to ND SatCom he was CCO of StellaNeo AG and VP Products, Presales and Project Management with Signalhorn. Jens started his career with BetaResearch, the technical think-tank of the KirchGruppe, a German Media company. Following that, he held a number of Sales, Business Development, Marketing, and Product roles with BT.

Jens has a Ph.D. in Physics from the Ruprechts-Karls-University of Heidelberg, Germany and the McMaster University of Hamilton, Ontario.

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