Loral's Space Systems Names CEO

Patrick DeWitt, president of satellite manufacturer Space Systems/Loral, has been named CEO. John Celli, executive VP of the company, succeeds Dewitt as president.

Parent Loral Space & Communications, which operates as well as builds the birds, emerged from bankruptcy late last year.

The Satellite manufacturing arm produces birds for DBS and broadband delivery applications, among others.

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