Aerospacelab expands its leadership team as it grows its global footprint

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Aerospacelab, an emerging global leader in satellite manufacturing and services, announced the hiring of Michael Pavloff as the Deputy Chief Technology Officer, as the company ramps up its growth on a global scale. The announcement comes after Aerospacelab announced that it is significantly increasing its manufacturing capacity with a new U.S. factory and European Megafactory, as well as significant expansion of the product portfolio and offerings.

Michael joins Aerospacelab with more than 30 years of experience in the satellite industry, most recently serving as the Vice President of Technology at Terran Orbital where he oversaw design and development of new satellite platforms, as well as supporting ramp up of commercial and governmental satellite serial production. Prior to Terran Orbital, Michael served as the CTO as OneWeb Satellites.

“We are proud to have Michael join the team at Aerospacelab with his robust industry experience. As Aerospacelab quickly expands, his expertise across different technologies and customers, from start-ups to primes to governments and commercial operators, will help us tailor solutions to the needs of our growing customer base,” said Benoit Deper, CEO and Founder of Aerospacelab.

As a growing global company, he joins Aerospacelab with international experience after driving the roadmap and developments of all satellite and launcher products at RUAG Space, now Beyond Gravity, as their CTO. His experience in emerging satellite companies is paired with experience in U.S. prime contractors, previously having led large commercial GEO telecommunications satellite programs at Maxar, and exquisite electro-optical instrument developments like VIIRS at Raytheon.

“I am thrilled to join Aerospacelab. In a market where there are a lot of promises and players, Aerospacelab has continually set itself apart with proven performance and innovation. I look forward to helping the company expand its product and manufacturing capabilities and build upon the incredibly advancements they’ve already made,” said Pavloff.