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Hawaii Pacific Teleport hires JIM LYONS as its managing partner and vice president of strategic business development.  Lyons has more than 25 years experience in satellite communications, media and broadcast, most recently as principal manger and director of advanced services at Rockwell Collins before joining the Oahu, Hawaii-based ground station provider.  Hawaii Pacific Teleport also promotes JEAN-ROBERT BALLARON from vice president of sales and marketing to managing partner.


Satellite fleet operator Measat Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. Appoints ANIL ABRAHAM vice president of regulatory and business affairs.  Abraham’s responsibilities include overseeing the Malaysian company’s regulatory activities and strengthening its relationships with local and international regulators. Abraham has a background in corporate law and was senior counsel in the Group Legal department at Usaha Tegar Sdn.


Satcom Direct announces the opening an office in Farnborough, U.K. The Satcom Direct International office will enable its European customers to access its avionics and testing lab, training facility, and support services for pilots, flight operations and maintenance staff. The Satellite Beach, Fla.-based company provides satellite communications solutions to commercial aviation and military aviation customers.