This appointment comes after Globalstar purchased 17 new satellites from MDA in order to replenish and extend the life of its existing SPOT Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) constellation.
Globalstar has appointed former AT&T Exec Dave Haight as its new vice president of IoT.
Haight is a prominent telecom and IoT industry leader, with extensive experience driving network connectivity growth and developing impactful strategies to build partner channels and strategic relationships in IoT.
Haight joins Globalstar after developing the IoT business at AT&T as well as other companies. He served as vice president of business development for AT&T’s Mobility Emerging Devices Organisation, where he initiated and grew the organisation into AT&T’s current IoT business. This appointment further solidifies Globalstar’s commitment to expansion within the IoT industry.
Speaking about the appointment, Dave Kagan, CEO of Globalstar, said: “Globalstar is executing on our plan to accelerate the longer-term success of our satellite business. Last week we announced plans for a new fleet of satellites with vendors MDA and Rocket Lab, which will enhance, expand, and provide long-term certainty to our operations. And today, to further advance our IoT growth strategy, we add Dave Haight to our executive team. Dave brings deep industry knowledge and extensive relationships across the sector. We view Globalstar as having four pillars of value: the legacy satellite business which includes Duplex and SPOT services, commercial IoT, our arrangement with a potential customer discussed in our regulatory filings and terrestrial spectrum. We are confident that Dave will help us drive the commercial IoT pillar to great success.”
In Haights role at AT&T, he launched devices and connectivity solutions in key market segments, including automotive, tracking systems and healthcare. Before this role, Haight was responsible for national distribution business development for AT&T’s wireless and wired products. Under his leadership, AT&T added more than 30,000 points of distribution, in both retail and digital.
Haight added: “I am excited to join the Globalstar management team and believe there is significant untapped potential in the companys satellite-based IoT business. Success in this role will entail a strategic focus on augmenting our customer base to include large-scale customers. Globalstar’s satellite network offers significant available capacity and adds value to the IoT industry by empowering connectivity solutions and expanding use cases that are not realised today capability that will soon include two-way IoT devices. We plan to develop unique enterprise partnerships with large-scale VARs, system integrators, carriers and others looking to extend their business models with satellite connectivity utilising low power and small form factor devices, leveraging mid-frequency spectrum across borders.”