SOURCE Space Partnership International
BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Space Partnership International (SPI), a leading management consulting group specializing in space, telecoms and earth observation industry sectors, has named Eddie Kato as its new EVP of Global Sales and Marketing.
Mr. Kato comes to SPI with over 20 years of deep knowledge and experience in these industry sectors, and is known internationally as a strategic thinker who finds creative solutions to complex problems, and makes deals happen.
"Eddie Kato's solution-oriented marketing approach, combined with his stellar reputation and energy level, makes him a perfect fit," noted Bruce Kraselsky, Co-Managing Director of SPI. "I look forward to joining a team that has all of the necessary skill-sets to assist new and established companies in meeting their critical objectives – business development, systems engineering, regulatory, market access, procurement, program management, training and risk management, all under one roof," Kato said in a statement.
Mr. Kato will expand SPI's global reach, with emphasis on penetrating new markets in Asia and the Middle East.
"Eddie Kato's comprehensive understanding of our industry will greatly benefit our clients, and our own sales network, and we are very fortunate to have him on board," adds Jean-Michel Eid, SPI's other Managing Director.
Prior to Thales Alenia Space North America, Mr. Kato held management and business development positions with Orbital Sciences, Lockheed Martin and Mitsubishi Electric Co. He graduated from Yokohama City University, Japan with a B.A. in International Relations.
For more about SPI: www.spacepi.com
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