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William Shernit Joins Intelsat General As President and CEO

William Shernit, President and CEO of Intelsat General.
by Staff Writers
Bethesda MD (SPX) Mar 30, 2007
William Shernit has been named President and CEO of Intelsat General Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intelsat Ltd., with the aim of leveraging the world's largest satellite fleet to deliver assured communications and integrated, satellite-based solutions to U.S. Federal, other government and commercial customers.

Mr. Shernit joins Intelsat General as the Company emerges from a period of rapid growth and consolidation fueled by recent acquisitions and mergers.

A seasoned executive and national security expert, he plans to apply his experience with complex intelligence and defense systems to integrate the combined capabilities and best-of-breed cultures of the legacy companies. He intends to strengthen Intelsat General with a focus on growth from traditional satellite communications services to U.S. government agencies and NATO forces around the globe, as well as future satellite-based systems and solutions.

"Intelsat General is well positioned to be a key player and to partner with its customers in the nation's efforts to define and bring assured communications technology to the war on terror, disaster relief, and a broad range of other government and commercial activities," Mr. Shernit said. "The Company represents high degrees of both service and innovation in government satellite systems, which will serve as a foundation for our future."

Mr. Shernit comes to Intelsat General after serving over 15 years as President of BAE Systems Information Technology. During his tenure, employees grew from fewer than 200 to over 4,500 as BAE-IT enjoyed a track record of continuous year-over-year profitable growth. In 2006, Computerworld magazine ranked BAE Systems as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in information technology.

Before joining BAE Systems, Mr. Shernit served as vice president for business development for the Perkin-Elmer Corporation's Government Systems Sector. Prior to joining Perkin-Elmer, Mr. Shernit spent 13 years with the Central Intelligence Agency. He began his CIA career in Special Programs, moving next to Research and Development and later heading Technical Collection in the Office of SIGINT Operations. Mr. Shernit also served as the Executive Officer of the Directorate of Science and Technology. He began his career with TRW's Electronic Warfare Laboratory.

Mr. Shernit holds Masters and Bachelors degrees in electrical engineering from Cornell University, where he was a Sloan scholar and a member of the Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu honor societies. He also has completed executive seminars at the Wharton School of Business and Duke University.

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