Via Satellite Announces 2013 Excellence Awards Winners

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Our esteemed panel of judges has conferred and has chosen the 2013 Excellence Awards recipients.

Via Satellite’s 2013 Excellence Awards salutes the innovative companies, technologies, campaigns and people who’ve helped shape the success of the global satellite industry.

Talented professionals and dynamic technologies are what support the industry’s growth and stature. Our esteemed panel of judges has conferred and has chosen the best in the industry.

Our 2013 Excellence Award Recipients are (in no particular order):

Humanitarian Satellite Company: On Call Communications Inc.
Lifetime Achievement: Dr. Ali Ebadi, MEASAT
Social Media Company of the Year: iDirect
Vertical Impact - Broadcast: ViaSat
Vertical Impact - Maritime/IFC: Harris CapRock
Vertical Impact - O&G: Hermes Datacom
Vertical Impact - Military: SatCom Direct
Woman in Technology: Dr. Aimee Chan, Norsat
Technology Company of the Year: iDirect
Young Engineer of the Year: Colin Marker, Boeing Satellite Systems

We believe our 2013 Excellence Award Recipients are the most outstanding people and technologies in satellite and set a benchmark for what can be accomplished in this storied marketplace.

Join us on the morning of March 13th at SATELLITE 2014 for Via Satellite’s 2013 Excellence Awards Winners Breakfast to showcase these remarkable members of the Satellite industry. Individual seats and tables are now being reserved. Call Janis Davis (301) 354-1768 to reserve a seat.

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About Via Satellite
For nearly 30 years, Via Satellite has provided essential news and expert business analysis on the global commercial communications satellite industry, including current and evolving applications, infrastructure issues, technology, and business and regulatory developments around the world. Top satellite executives from 160 countries read Via Satellite to fully understand the industry and maximize their companies’ profits. Visit

About SATELLITE 2014
The SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition is the premier event providing solutions to the global satellite end-user community which takes place March 10 -13, 2014 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. SATELLITE 2014 will attract more than 12,000 delegates from 91 countries and features more than 350 exhibiting companies plus a full conference program led by more than 300 communications via satellite experts and innovators in 60 sessions. The 2014 Conference features focused forums on broadcast, enterprise, military and emerging regions. Visit

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