Iridium Names Tony Frazier to Board of Directors


Tony Frazier

Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:IRDM) today announced that Tony Frazier has been elected to the Iridium Board of Directors, effective March 9, 2021. As a director on the Iridium Board, Frazier will help with strategic oversight of Iridium's business enterprise.

Frazier currently serves as Executive Vice President of Global Field Operations for Maxar Technologies, which he joined in 2017 after its acquisition of DigitalGlobe. At Maxar, Frazier leads all sales, business development and services delivery for the company. Prior to this, Frazier held increasingly senior roles at DigitalGlobe, GeoEye and Cisco Systems, and is a member of the board of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance as well as the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship.

In joining the Iridium Board of Directors, Frazier is bringing extensive experience including an excellent track record with growing satellite and data anlytics companies. This is of particular value for Iridium, where his familiarity with space industry players, services and trends will be an ongoing asset as the company continues to expand and explore new business areas.

"Tony brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and business acumen to the Iridium Board of Directors, and we're excited to welcome him," said Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium. "As our company has completed its financial transformation and entered a period of strong free-cash-flow generation, Tony brings an ideal skill set to help further Iridium's mission and help us plan toward our bright future."

Frazier holds a Bachelor of Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA with distinction from Harvard University.

Iridium Communications Inc. 

Iridium® is the only mobile voice and data satellite communications network that spans the entire globe. Iridium enables connections between people, organizations and assets to and from anywhere, in real time. Together with its ecosystem of partner companies, Iridium delivers an innovative and rich portfolio of reliable solutions for markets that require truly global communications. In 2019, the company completed a generational upgrade of its satellite network and launched its new specialty broadband service, Iridium Certus®. Iridium Communications Inc. is headquartered in McLean, Va., U.S.A., and its common stock trades on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol IRDM. For more information about Iridium products, services and partner solutions, visit

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