Satellite Systems (BSS), the world’s leading satellite manufacturer,
has named two industry veterans, Jack Wormington and Al Wyatt, to
senior vice president posts.

Wormington, most recently senior vice president of Engineering and
Operations with XM Satellite Radio Inc., returns to BSS as senior vice
president of Programs, filling a position vacated by Randy Brinkley
when he was named president of BSS in March. Wyatt, an 18-year veteran
of the company, becomes vice president of Operations, replacing Alexis
Livanos, who was named BSS executive vice president earlier this
month. Boeing Satellite Systems is a unit of The Boeing Co. (NYSE:BAnews).

“These two seasoned satellite professionals together bring several
decades of experience, and each has the requisite leadership skills
and technical background to help us to continue to position Boeing
Satellite Systems as the world leader in satellite systems design,
manufacture and service,” said Randy Brinkley, president of BSS. “With
a BSS orders backlog in excess of $5 billion, their skills will be a
critical part of our ability to serve our customers.

“Jack Wormington returns to BSS to head Programs. In this
capacity, Jack is responsible for meeting all customer commitments for
every satellite program in BSS. It’s a tremendous undertaking, and
Jack’s demonstrated skill in program management and in leading the
technical processes for space-related activities makes him the ideal
candidate to head Programs at BSS.

“Al Wyatt, as head of Operations, is ultimately responsible for
all of the satellite manufacturing and design activity at BSS. That
includes meeting programmatic cost, schedule and technical
requirements for BSS’ internal and external customers as well as
achieving the highest industry standards for product quality and
on-orbit reliability,” Brinkley added.

A former U.S. Air Force brigadier general, Wormington will be
responsible for profit and loss in BSS’ three major markets: Digital
Processing, Fixed Satellite Service/Broadcast Satellite Service and
DoD-Civil. He will oversee the formulation and execution of BSS market
segment sales campaign activities as well as all program services
activities including satellite launch campaigns. He will be BSS’
primary focal point for customer interface and for meeting current and
near-term customer requirements.

For the past two and a half years, Wormington has served as senior
vice president, Engineering and Operations at XM Satellite Radio Inc.
There, he has successfully led system design and development
activities for the first operational satellite Digital Audio Radio
Service (DARS) system in the United States.

Prior to joining XM, Wormington was a senior leader at BSS when it
was known as Hughes Space and Communications Co. (HSC). In that role,
he lead the North American sales campaign and program management for
the first of what is currently the largest and most powerful satellite
model built today, the Boeing 702.

Wormington holds a bachelor of science degree in astronautical
engineering, physics and engineering science from the U.S. Air Force
Academy; a master of science degree in astronautical sciences from
Stanford University; and an MBA from Auburn University, as well as
other degrees and numerous personal awards.

Since April 1999, Wyatt has been the vice president and general
manager of Digital Processing Programs at BSS. In this role, he has
been responsible for the execution of the profit and loss within the
digital market segment. He also has been responsible for formulating
and executing market segment sales campaigns.

Wyatt also joined BSS when it was known as HSC in 1983 following a
22-year career in the U.S. Air Force. He enlisted in 1962 and rose to
the rank of major. His first assignment upon joining Hughes was as a
business manager and later as program manager in government programs.

From 1966 to 1970, Wyatt attended Widener University (formerly PMC
Colleges) in Chester, Pa. During this time, he received his bachelor’s
and master’s of science degrees in engineering. He received his
officer’s commission in 1968, initially working on the Aerospace
Defense Command’s Space Object Identification project and the Defense
Support Program. Other assignments included working for the Air Force
Systems Command, the Strategic Air Command, the Logistics Command and
USAF Special Projects.

Boeing Satellite Systems Inc. (, is the
world’s leading manufacturer of communications satellites and a major
provider of space systems, satellites, and payloads for national
defense, science and environmental applications. The company was
formed in October 2000 when Boeing acquired the Hughes Electronics
satellite manufacturing companies, which included Hughes Space and
Communications Co., Hughes Electron Dynamics, Spectrolab Inc., and
Hughes Electronics’ 50 percent share of HRL Laboratories.

The Boeing Co., with headquarters in Seattle, is the largest
aerospace company in the world and the United States’ leading
exporter. It is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial
jetliners and military aircraft, and the largest NASA contractor. The
company’s capabilities in aerospace also include rotorcraft,
electronic and defense systems, missiles, rocket engines, launch
vehicles, and advanced information and communication systems. The
company has an extensive global reach with customers in 145 countries
and manufacturing operations throughout the United States, Canada and