Appoints Marc Tremblay as General Manager of Commercial Business Unit, and Steve Larned as Chief Marketing Officer
Longmont, Colo., August 16, 2006 – DigitalGlobe®, provider of the world’s highest resolution commercial satellite imagery and geospatial information products, today announced two additions to its senior management team. Marc Tremblay has been appointed as General Manager of DigitalGlobe’s Commercial Business Unit, where he will be responsible for the management of global commercial sales via direct, channel and web distribution. Steve Larned has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer for the company. In this role, Larned will oversee worldwide marketing, product management, and strategy development and execution. Tremblay and Larned will report directly to Jill Smith, chief executive officer of DigitalGlobe.
“We are pleased to have two professionals of Mr. Tremblay’s and Mr. Larned’s caliber and accomplishment join our management and marketing teams,” said Jill Smith, CEO of DigitalGlobe. “Both executives come to DigitalGlobe with extraordinary, relevant experience and a history of successful leadership in their respective fields. Tremblay and Larned will bring added strength to the DigitalGlobe team as we continue to grow and evolve the business.”
Marc Tremblay, General Manager of Commercial Business Unit
Tremblay most recently worked as vice president of business development and product management for Z Corporation, maker of the world’s fastest, multi-color 3D printers, used in a broad range of applications including GIS. Prior to Z Corporation, Tremblay was president and CEO of Syncline, Inc, a provider of ASP solutions and standards-based GIS Web Services that help businesses and government function more efficiently and intelligently by providing easy access to their geospatial data holdings. Before joining Syncline, Tremblay was Vice President of Engineering and Operations at Virtual Technologies. Tremblay received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Ottawa, a master’s and a doctorate degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University.
Steve Larned, Chief Marketing Officer
Larned comes to DigitalGlobe with more than 20 years of business leadership experience, including eight years with Dell, the world’s leading computer systems provider, where he served as Vice President, Marketing for the Americas Business Unit. While at Dell, Larned led Product Management, E-Business, Customer Intelligence and Marketing functions, and was responsible for strategy and execution excellence. Prior to joining Dell, Larned spent more than ten years at Bain & Company, a global strategy consulting firm. As a consultant for Bain, he developed and helped implement growth and turnaround strategies across a variety of consumer and industrial client businesses. Larned earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Duke University and a master’s in business administration from Harvard University.
Longmont, Colo.- based DigitalGlobe (www.digitalglobe.com) is the clear leader in the global commercial Earth imagery and geospatial information market. The company’s technical superiority and innovation, unparalleled commitment to customer service, extensive business partner network and open systems philosophy make DigitalGlobe the preferred supplier of imagery products to government and commercial markets. DigitalGlobe’s QuickBird satellite is the world’s highest resolution commercial imaging system. The company’s next-generation WorldView 1 is scheduled to launch in mid-2007, and WorldView 2 is anticipated to launch in 2008. The company’s updated and growing ImageLibrary contains over one hundred eighty million square kilometers of global imagery for countless mapping and planning needs.