TitleCompany:Director of Teleport Services, COMSAT
Bio:Chris Faletra, Director of Teleports of COMSAT, Inc. for the last 2 + years, has more than 30 years of experience in the satellite communications industry. Born in Boston, MA, Chris’s satcom career began at GTE Telecom International Systems, Waltham, MA in 1986, starting as a Co-Op student from Northeastern University and moving up to Senior Project Engineer. From 1994 to 1996, he served as a Senior Applications Engineer for Varian/CPI then various Field Systems Engineering assignments overseas until 1999. The next 5 years Chris spent working in the Network Management Systems business before his move to Comtech EF Data for the next 12 years as the Director of Sales, Network and Government Programs. Chris currently continues to expand the services available at COMSAT Teleports. The recent WTA Tier 4 certification of both the COMSAT Southbury and Santa Paula put them in a unique position to support Ground Segment Infrastructure for the GEO/MEO/LEO Services. Chris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.