|By Marketwired .||
|March 3, 2014 12:40 PM EST||
LUXEMBOURG -- (Marketwired) -- 03/03/14 -- Veteran aerospace and defense executive John Belcher has been named to the Board of Directors of Signalhorn, a global provider of premium network and communications services using terrestrial, satellite, and wireless technologies.
Mr. Belcher is the former Chairman and CEO of ARINC, an Annapolis, MD-based provider of transport communications and systems engineering solutions to aviation, defense and government customers. He has more than 30 years of experience in the aviation, aerospace, airports, information technology, network services and defense industries.
"John Belcher has been in leadership positions at some of the world's finest organizations including serving and adding value at the board level for much of his career," said Robert Kubbernus, Chairman and CEO of Signalhorn. "He brings a wealth of experience and hard-earned wisdom to our company and his counsel will be invaluable as we continue to grow our business."
Mr. Belcher's previous executive positions include President and CEO of Hughes Aircraft of Canada, Ltd.; Vice President of Hughes Aircraft Company; President and CEO of Thompson-Hickling Aviation; Senior Vice President of SPAR/PRIOR Data Sciences; Executive Director of Transport Canada; and Director General of Supply and Services Canada. He has also served as Chairman of the Canadian Advanced Technology Association; on the President's Advisory Board at the University of Waterloo; and on the Board of Directors for numerous trade associations and aerospace technology companies.
From 2002 until January 2014, when ARINC was sold to Rockwell Collins, Mr. Belcher led the company with 3,200 employees and global operations. During that period, he received the Maryland International Business Leadership Award and was named Business Leader of the Year for Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.
Until 2013, ARINC was owned by The Carlyle Group, a Washington, DC-based investment fund. The Carlyle Group named Mr. Belcher the 2013 recipient of its Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Excellence award for leadership and management excellence.
Signalhorn is a global provider of premium network services and communications solutions using terrestrial, satellite, and wireless technologies, with a 40-year history of continuous operations. The services and solutions encompass end-to-end network design and management and include hosting and housing. Enterprise, oil & gas, government, NGO, and maritime customers all rely on the round-the-clock, responsive services and dependable solutions to support mission-critical operations. With proprietary technical centers in Switzerland and Germany, Signalhorn customers benefit from secure and cost-effective connectivity via dozens of satellites and hundreds of points of presence around the globe. www.signalhorn.com