Enhancing the firm's focus on the US Government (USG) market, Space Systems Loral (SSL) has appointed Richard White as the company's role of Senior Vice President - Business Development, Government Systems, for the company—his work with USG over the past 30 years in providing mission critical solutions will hold him in good stead in this position.
Mr. White was previously the Chief Executive Officer at Capstone Corporation, a privately held services provider to USG. Before that, he served in senior management roles at Harris Corporation from 1982 to 2013. Mr. White is a graduate of the University of Toledo with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. He earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the Florida Institute of Technology. He resides in Reston, Virginia, and is based at the SSL Government Systems office in northern Virginia.
Howard Lance, the CEO of SSL MDA Holdings, relayed that Mr. White possesses deep knowledge and access across numerous agencies and departments of the US Government, including Defense, Intelligence, and Civilian, and he has held leadership positions in general management, programs management, engineering, and business development across multiple mission areas that intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, satellite antennas and payloads, and cyber security.