IRVINE, California, 1 November, 2016: Intellian has appointed industry veteran Edward Joannides to take the helm of its Americas business unit as General Manager. Joannides’ experience in both the maritime and satellite communications industries spans over 25 years. This includes time at sea as a Chief Officer working for CMA CGM, and senior shore-based posts including Fleet Manager for Northern Navigation, Director of Strategy & Business Development at Inmarsat and most recently Program Manager for SATCOM Services at Northrup Grumman.
Joannides has had a longstanding relationship with Intellian and has worked with the company in recent years on various projects, giving him an excellent understanding of the Intellian ethos.
“We are delighted to welcome Edward to the Intellian family,” said Eric Sung, CEO and President of Intellian. “As we grow and develop the business and enter new market sectors, the Americas will be key to our success. With his vast experience and industry knowledge, and having worked with him previously, we know that Edward is the perfect person to drive our business in this crucial region.”
“The relationships and collaboration I’ve had with the Intellian team over the years have always been extremely positive,” said Joannides. “It’s a dynamic, fast-paced environment where the commitment and performance of every player on the team really counts. What Intellian has achieved so far is nothing short of incredible. I’m very happy to be involved for the long haul and am honored to assume this leadership role just as we are set to begin the next phase of growth.”
Intellian Technologies is the worldwide leader in satellite communications antenna systems for the maritime industry, and a publicly traded company on the Korean KOSDAQ exchange. Firmly committed to the future goal of global connectivity, Intellian helps those who chose the brand to seize new market opportunities, advance business objectives and leverage operational data in ways never imagined before. Headquartered in Seoul, Korea the company has 10 global offices including facilities in Busan Korea, Singapore, Irvine CA, Fort Lauderdale, Rio de Janiero, Southampton UK and Rotterdam NL. With the widest range of products on the market, Intellian’s offerings include Satellite Communications Systems, Inmarsat Global Xpress &FleetBroadband Terminals and Satellite TV Systems. Serving market leaders in sectors ranging from Commercial Maritime, Cruise, Energy, Defense & Intelligence, and Luxury Yachting, Intellian has deployed over 70,000 systems through close support and collaboration with a global network of over 450 channel partners including the world’s largest satellite communications providers.