Prior to joining ST Engineering iDirect, Winter managed businesses across the defence industry at L-3 Communications and Northrop Grumman.
Satellite communications company iDirect Government (iDirectGov) has named Tim Winter as interim president, replacing John Ratigan.
Ratigan served as president of iDirect Government for 20 years, managing the US Department of Defense business and was instrumental in the companys growth, bringing advanced satellite communications used for voice, video, Internet, imagery and data to military, homeland security, first responders and other government users.
Previously the vice president of global accounts and global government and defence at ST Engineering iDirect, the parent company of iDirect Government, Winter managed its strategic global account engagements and captured pursuits for international defence opportunities. Prior to joining ST Engineering iDirect, Winter managed businesses across the defence industry at L-3 Communications and Northrop Grumman.
Before transitioning to industry, Winter flew P-3 Orion aircraft as a Naval Flight Officer on active duty for eight years. He continued his service in the United States Navy Reserves, flying P-3 aircraft and the BAMS-D UAV through 2022. He retired from the US Navy with the rank of commander in 2022.
Speaking about the new role, Winter said: I am both honoured and grateful for this opportunity and look forward to building upon the strong legacy of iDirect Government. I am excited to lead our team with continued dedication and service to the most important customers in the world.