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Orbit Fab Announces Strategic Leadership Reorganization to Propel Space Refueling Innovation
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Orbit Fab Announces Strategic Leadership Reorganization to Propel Space Refueling Innovation
by Sophie Jenkins
London, UK (SPX) Mar 09, 2024

In a strategic move to bolster its pioneering position in the space refueling sector, Orbit Fab had announced a significant reorganization of its leadership team across the United States and the United Kingdom, aligning with the swift uptake of its RAFTI refueling ports for future missions.

Jacob Geer, a distinguished figure in the UK's space and defense landscape, takes the helm as Orbit Fab's UK Managing Director. Meanwhile, Manny Shar, the architect behind the UK office's transformation into a multimillion-dollar operation since its 2022 inception, steps into the role of Chief Strategy Officer.

With over 15 years of expertise gained at the UK Ministry of Defence and the UK Space Agency, Geer's appointment injects major sector knowledge and international collaboration experience into Orbit Fab's leadership. As he transitions to Chief Strategy Officer in Los Angeles, Shar's strategic foresight will be pivotal in steering Orbit Fab's vision and innovation on a global scale.

Daniel Faber, Orbit Fab's Founder and CEO, remarked, "Jacob Geer's appointment marks a significant milestone for Orbit Fab as we escalate our efforts to dominate the in-space refueling industry globally. Jacob's leadership in space sustainability and policy will be invaluable to our mission." Geer has notably led initiatives on Space Sustainability, Debris Removal, and Space Surveillance, and served as the UK Space Agency's Chief of Staff, bolstering his reputation as a leader in space policy and sustainability.

Geer expressed his enthusiasm about leading Orbit Fab's UK division, emphasizing the critical role of in-orbit refueling in advancing space sustainability and the exploration benefits it unlocks. "Joining Orbit Fab's leadership team presents an exciting opportunity to expand our refueling capabilities into the UK and European markets, promising significant contributions to space sustainability," said Geer.

Dr. Paul Bate, Chief Executive of the UK Space Agency, praised Geer's contributions and leadership, expressing confidence in Geer's continued impact within the UK space sector.

Orbit Fab's UK operations have seen remarkable growth under Manny Shar, expanding the team fivefold and fostering innovation within the space industry. The company is currently exploring new talents to join its dynamic team, reflecting its ongoing investment in the UK's technological advancement and leadership in space.

"Manny Shar's strategic insights have been fundamental to our UK operations' success, and his new role will be critical in aligning Orbit Fab's strategic direction on a global scale," Faber added. Shar, ready to embark on his new journey in Los Angeles, underscored the UK team's strong position under Geer's leadership, optimistic about Orbit Fab's future in the in-space propellant supply chain.

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