DULUTH, Ga., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- DataPath, Inc., a leading provider
of satellite and wireless communications networks around the world, has
appointed Leslie P. Blaker to the position of vice president of government
affairs and development. In this role, Blaker leads DataPath's government
relations initiatives and participation with key organizations that inform
and advise the U.S. government on vital communications issues.
Blaker was previously vice president, development for Americom
Government Services, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES Global, S.A.
that serves the U.S. government in the areas of civilian and defense
broadband communications. There her responsibilities included strategic
development and related governmental affairs. Blaker has more than 20 years
of experience within the satellite industry supporting the U.S. government,
including other senior roles at iDirect Technologies, Loral Orion, GTE
Spacenet, Hughes Network Systems and Northern Telecom.
"With exceptional experience, leadership and insights into government
communications issues, Leslie is a great addition to the DataPath team,"
said David J. Helfgott, president and chief executive officer of DataPath.
"Her efforts will help us to interact more broadly with many levels of the
U.S. government and military in support of our efforts to deliver vital
communications capabilities and evolve industry standards."
About DataPath, Inc.
DataPath is a global leader in creating satellite-based network
solutions that solve customers' toughest communications challenges. We
specialize in enabling highly complex, video-intensive communications
networks that are critical to the operations of military, civilian
government and commercial organizations. Even in the most urgent time
frames and extreme conditions, we establish and maintain communications
anywhere and deliver total network control through our communications
solutions, MaxView(R) network control software and comprehensive services.
SWE-DISH Satellite Systems AB, a Stockholm-based, global leader in the
design and manufacture of mobile satellite communications systems, is a
wholly owned subsidiary. DataPath is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., U.S.A.
and operates via more than two dozen offices and distributor locations
around the world. For more information, visit www.datapath.com.
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