Joining the space tech firm are industry veterans Patricio Northland and Moshe Golani.
BeetleSat, a global leader in telecommunications and satellite technology, announced the addition of two new executives to its leadership team. The recent additions include Patricio Northland and Moshe Golani, who will join the company as Executive President and Chief Operating Officer. These moves come at a time of significant growth for BeetleSat, as the company looks to transform into a satellite operator of a novel broadband constellation.
“I firmly believe that the key to success in the space industry is working with the best and brightest minds in the field,” said BeetleSat CEO Dr. Raz Itzhaki. “Moshe’s and Patricio’s appointments are a testament to that belief, and we’re confident that under our bolstered leadership, we can successfully transition from a space systems vendor into a leading global satellite operator.”
Patricio Northland brings a wealth of experience to his new role, having served in senior leadership positions at several major telecommunications companies. His previous roles include CEO of Eutelsat Americas, CEO of Satellites Mexicanos (SATMEX), and Chairman, President, and CEO of AT&T Latin America. During his tenure at SATMEX, Northland achieved remarkable growth for the company, transforming it into one of the most profitable satellite operators in the world and overseeing its successful merger with Eutelsat in 2014.
“BeetleSat’s expandable antennas are a huge breakthrough in the intersatellite link technology, and they are a key competitive advantage for our future constellation,” said Northland. “We already have a strong foundation and an incredible team in place, and I’m really looking forward to working with everyone on our BeetleSat network.”
Considered one of the company’s most ambitious projects to date, the BeetleSat network refers to a new, high-performance LEO Ka-band satellite constellation. This infrastructure gives users access to high-quality global Ka-band connectivity for commercial and government applications like cellular backhaul and trunking, secure point-to-point communications, mobility services, and other low-latency premium options.
Northland will be joined by space industry veteran Moshe Golani, who will assume the role of Chief Operations Officer. Golani joins BeetleSat from AMOS Space Comm, where he served as Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations. At AMOS, Golani notably led the operations of their advanced satellite fleet, providing broadcast and broadband services across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Prior to AMOS Comm, Golani held various positions in the hi-tech and space industries, including Head of Communications & Information Technologies at the Israeli Ministry of Defense.
“I am thrilled to be joining the BeetleSat team at such an exciting time in the company’s development,” said Golani. “We are already working on some of the most innovative and cutting-edge projects in the satellite communications industry, and I am looking forward to helping take the company to new heights.”
“As we continue to grow and expand our operations, it is essential that we have the right leadership in place,” added Itzhaki. “Moshe and Patricio’s experience and knowledge will be invaluable as we continue to expand our reach and impact around the World.”
BeetleSat was founded to optimize currently available satellite communications technology. The company has developed antenna technologies that boost the effectiveness of communications services by increasing bandwidth at a lower cost per bit. The company’s target markets include manufacturers and operators of LEO and GEO satellites across all applications, from broadband communications, IoT, and data imaging to weather. Its customer base currently includes developers and manufacturers of spacecraft and satellites, as well as owners and providers of satellite services.
In their new roles, Golani and Northland will be tasked with continuing this momentum and driving the company’s transformation into a global satellite operator by designing, developing, and deploying the BeetleSat LEO constellation by 2026.