Derek Donahue becomes regional director at Satcom Direct

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Satcom Direct – a provider of satellite voice and broadband data solutions for flight deck and cabin communications – has bolstered its international management team with the appointment of Derek Donahue as regional director for Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EEMEA).

Donahue previously spent three years as business development director for Europe at Satcom Direct’s international headquarters at TAG Farnborough Airport, UK. Now based in Dubai, UAE, Donahue is responsible for managing offices in Moscow, Russia, Dubai and Cape Town, South Africa, in addition to marketing, sales, support and operational activities in the extended region of Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

“This is an exciting time for these regions,” said Donahue. “They each present their own set of opportunities and with Satcom Direct’s extensive product portfolio we can provide definitive solutions for each market. We focus on providing extensive support for our customers, and having a local presence to support our global service means we can truly understand the customers’ requirements and meet their needs for airborne connectivity.”

Donahue will report to Chris Moore, chief commercial officer for Satcom Direct. “We are pleased to have a regional director with Derek’s capabilities leading our EEMEA region,” said Moore. “The Middle East has embraced the Satcom Direct presence, and we expect to see exceptional growth with Derek at the helm.” 

Donahue was educated at University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA, and Eastern Florida State College, USA, where he graduated in electrical engineering. 

May 7, 2015

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