Space Imaging announced today the appointment of Paul Tinney to the position of executive vice president of Global Alliances.  Tinneys appointment is effective immediately. 


Tinney is responsible for the business development and overall management of the companys Regional Affiliate program.  Regional Affiliates are members of a global network who own and operate regional operations centers that enable them to control the tasking and collection of Space Imagings IKONOS satellite within their region.

Before joining Space Imaging, Tinney was the president and managing director of Terrapin Broadband, LLC, vice president of Business Development for California Microwave and senior vice president of Global Sales & Operations for Adaptive Broadband Corporation.  Prior to that, Tinney worked for Motorola for 15 years, most recently as director of Marketing, Strategy and Development Ground Systems Division for the Space and Systems Technology Group. 

Tinney holds a master’s of international business studies from the University of South Carolina. 

Jody Tedesco, Space Imagings chief operating officer said, Paul brings 18 years of experience from the satellite industry to our executive team.  His talents in international business development and sale of international satellite ground stations are well-suited to Space Imagings long-term goal of building strong associations with current and future global partners.

Conrad Mueller, vice president of Global Alliances for six years, has been named vice president of Advanced Systems and Business Development for Space Imagings next-generation satellite, reporting to John Copple, chief executive officer.  Space Imaging received license approval from the U.S. Government on Dec. 6, 2000 to build and launch a half-meter resolution, black and white (panchromatic) and two-meter color (multispectral) imaging sensor. Mueller will be responsible for business strategies and securing funding for this next-generation imaging satellite currently in the final design phase and expected to be operational in 2005.

John Copple, Space Imagings chief executive officer said, Mr. Muellers valuable contributions in establishing a business baseline around the present IKONOS system will now be focused on our next-generation satellite system. Space Imaging intends to continue to be the industry leader in satellite remote sensing.  Mr. Mueller has over 19 years experience in planning, business development and systems engineering for remote sensing-related programs.

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 worlds first one-meter resolution, commercial Earth imaging satellite, IKONOS, on Sept. 24, 1999. Other products are produced from the Indian Remote Sensing satellites, U.S. Landsat, Canadas RADARSAT and the European Space Agencys ERS satellites. Space Imaging also delivers aerial-derived imagery products collected by its own Digital Airborne Imaging System (DAIS-1″).