Tom Foust joins Intelsat General as sales VP

IIntelsat General, a provider of broadband satellite solutions and networking services to commercial and government clients, has named Thomas Foust vice president of sales for government organizations, including the Defense Department, NATO, and civilian and intelligence agencies.

He will report directly to Kay Sears, senior vice president of sales, marketing and business development.

Foust has spent more than three decades in the telecommunications industry in the military and private sectors. During his Air Force service he held positions as operations supervisor, program manager and quality control supervisor at Rhein-Main Air Base in Germany, and contracts manager for the Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.

After retiring from the Air Force, Foust worked at Satellite Communication Systems and later started 3N1 Communications, which he ran for three years. In 2001, he joined Verestar, where he was a key contributor to the creation of the Verestar Government Services organization, now part of Americom Government Services.

"With Mr. Foust’s vast experience and background, he has seen firsthand the importance of getting time-critical information to our country’s warfighters,” Sears said in a statement. “His military and commercial background, coupled with his business management skills, complement our mission of providing our government customers with innovative solutions to meet their satellite and networking challenges.”

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David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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