Brian Holz is the VP of Satellite, Launch and Fleet Operations at OneWeb, Ltd. and is responsible for the satellite technology development, management of the engineering team, launching the constellation and overseeing mission operations.
Brian began his career with Fairchild Space. He led spacecraft engineering and imagery programs at Orbital Science and Ball Aerospace. Later, Brian was the first employee and Chief Technology Officer for O3b Networks. As the Chief Technology Officer, Brian built the engineering team and was responsible for managing the company’s technology development; including the spacecraft constellation, launching the system, designing and deploying the global gateway ground system and network architecture, developing multiple access terminals and modems, and overseeing the design and integration of the system’s operational control centers.
Brian graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S in Aerospace Engineering and has an M.S in Mechanical Engineering from The George Washington University.
VP of Communications and Digital Systems
David Bettinger is the VP of Communications Systems at OneWeb, Ltd. and is responsible for the development of the end-to-end communications network including the satellite payload, user terminals, and gateway nodes.
With his diverse background in technology, David offers a unique blend of knowledge and cross-functional experience to help educate the global community on the importance of satellite technology.
Prior to joining OneWeb, David was Chief Technology Officer and VP of Engineering at iDirect. In this capacity he was responsible for the oversight of all technology decisions within iDirect and drove the strategic direction for product development, technology alliances and mergers & acquisitions. David is the recipient of a number of patents in the field of satellite communications and is the author of several white papers and articles on evolving satellite trends and technologies. He is actively involved in industry forums, associations and conferences worldwide.
David is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a MSc. degree in Electrical Engineering.
VP of Finance and Business Operations
Steven Fay serves as OneWeb’s Vice President of Finance & Business Operations and is responsible for all Financial Analysis, Treasury, and Accounting functions, as well as oversight for the IT, Partnerships, HR, & Facilities operations of the company.
Previously, Steve was Senior Vice President of Finance, Treasury, & Systems for Catalyst Health Solutions, a Fortune 500 company. Before that, Steve spent 10 years with Sirius XM Satellite Radio serving as Vice President of Corporate Finance, Business Planning, and Decision Support where he drove growth from a start-up operation to over $3 billion in annual revenues. He was directly involved in over $10 billion of debt and equity financings and was a major participant in the merger and integration of XM and Sirius in 2008.
Steve has an undergraduate degree from Dickinson College and his M.B.A., with honors, from The George Washington University.
Director of Satellite Systems
Bob Morris is the Director of Satellite Systems at OneWeb, Ltd., where he manages design, analysis and hardware development as well as testing and integration of the satellite systems.
Previously, Bob was Senior Vice President of Space Segment at O3b Networks. At O3b Bob led the group’s efforts in the development and implementation of space vehicle, launch vehicle and operations activities for the O3b Satellite Systems.
Prior to that, Bob served as Chief Engineer and Program Manager for Spectrum Astro/General Dynamics. In this capacity, he worked on all aspects of satellite systems for National Defense programs. Before that, Bob worked with Motorola in the Engineering and Analysis group for the Iridium satellite constellation. He began his professional engineering career at the Naval Research Laboratory’s Naval Center for Space Technology.
Bob has a B.S.M.E. degree from The George Washington University Cooperative Education Program and an M.S.M.E. degree with focus on Space Systems also from The George Washington University.
Mission System Engineering and Analysis Lead
Mike Lindsay leads the space mission design, orbit analysis, and fleet operations simulation development team for OneWeb, Ltd.
Prior to joining OneWeb, Mike spent 5 years at NASA Ames Research Center performing design and analysis on various advanced space mission concepts. While at NASA, Mike was involved in the mission operations of LADEE: NASA’s robotic mission to study the Lunar exosphere. His roles included systems engineering of ground software, spacecraft communications analysis and control, and automated generation of attitude maneuvers for special/custom operations. Mike also has extensive experience working on development projects involving CubeSats and other cost saving technologies for space applications.
Mike holds a BSc. degree in Aerospace Engineering and a MSc. degree in Space Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Mechanical Engineering Manager
Armen Askijian is the Mechanical Systems Manager at OneWeb Ltd, responsible for satellite structures, mechanisms, and thermal hardware as well as mechanical aspects of the user terminal and ground gateways.
Armen joins OneWeb from Lockheed Martin, where he was a team lead and design engineer. He has 10+ years experience in hardware design, manufacturing, integration and test for multiple satellite programs.
Armen holds a BSc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley and a MSc. degree in Engineering Management from Santa Clara University.