Space Imaging announced today the appointment of Jody Tedesco to the position of chief operating officer.  Tedesco’s promotion is effective immediately.

Tedesco now is responsible for the overall operations management of the company including sales, production, services, and development organizations. Tedesco has an extensive background in operational management primarily in the high tech sector.

Before joining Space Imaging, Tedesco worked for Seagate Technology (Longmont, Colo.), where he held various executive management positions including senior director of desktop-released products and senior director of strategic planning.  Prior to that, Tedesco was managing director of Singapore operations, vice president of operations planning and business system development for Maxtor Corporation (Longmont, Colo.). 

Tedesco graduated in 1981 from Colorado College with graduate work at the University of Colorado. 

John Copple, Space Imaging’s chief executive officer said, “Since Jody joined Space Imaging as vice president of Operations just over one year ago, he has done an excellent job of improving the performance of our satellite operations and streamlining our infrastructure.  His ability to step forward and manage day-to-day company operations allows more of my time to focus on strategic, financial, and external matters for the company, thus ensuring Space Imaging maintains its position as the leader in satellite Earth imagery and services.” 

About Space Imaging Space Imaging is a leading supplier of visual information products and services derived from space imagery and aerial photography. The company launched the world’s first and only one-meter resolution, commercial Earth imaging satellite, IKONOS, on Sept. 24, 1999. Other products are produced from the Indian Remote Sensing satellites, Canada’s RADARSAT and the European Space Agency’s ERS satellites. Space Imaging also delivers aerial-derived imagery products collected by its own Digital Airborne Imaging System (DAIS-1(tm)). For detailed information about Space Imaging, visit its Web site at