Isle of Man News - POSTED Thu 27-04-2017

Gregg Daffner elected President of Asia Pacific Satellite Communications Council

by LC

Gregg Daffner elected President of Asia Pacific Satellite Communications Council

Gregg Daffner, CEO of GapSat and a member of ManSat’s Board of Advisors, was elected and inaugurated as the President of the Asia Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC) at the Council’s recent General Assembly.

The APSCC is one of Asia’s leading non-profit international associations, representing all sectors of satellite and space-related industry, including private and public companies, regional and government ministries and agencies, and academic and research entities. It works to promote communications and broadcasting via satellite as well as outer space activities in the Asia-Pacific for the socioeconomic and cultural welfare of the region.

As the main representative of APSCC, Gregg will be responsible for setting the policies and goals of APSCC in consultation with the APSCC Board of Directors, Vice Presidents and Executive Director.
 
Speaking at the General Assembly, Gregg said: ‘I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the members of the APSCC for your dedicated support to the organization. APSCC will continue to develop a variety of programs to make APSCC a more relevant organization to the satellite industry. APSCC will undertake the lead in the core activities to represent the APAC satellite industry including regulatory advocacy, especially in matters of preserving satellite spectrum, and in attracting our next generation of satellite professionals.’

Under the leadership of the new APSCC President and Board of Directors, APSCC will continue its role in promoting communications and broadcasting via satellite as well as outer space activities in the Asia-Pacific region as a collective voice.

ManSat Chair & CEO Chris Stott said: ‘We’re honored to have Gregg on our Board of Advisors. Having access to the insights of leaders of his vision, caliber, and experience and the others on our Advisory Board is invaluable to our work at ManSat on behalf of the Isle of Man. We know the APSCC is in firm hands with Gregg at the helm and we look forward to increasing the links in Asia under his guidance.’
 
GapSat is an innovative venture that leases or arranges for the lease of entire in-orbit satellites to satellite operators for use at their orbital slots for interim periods of time, generally until the operator launches its own custom-built satellite.

Gregg is also president of G3 Global Communications, a satellite consulting firm focused on strategic planning, business development, transactional and regulatory advice.

Photo - Gregg Daffner.

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