Chantilly, VA, 17 July 2007 – Bruce Ogden has been named the new Vice President of Sales and Marketing for SPOT Image Corp. (www.spot.com). Bruce comes to SPOT Image Corp. from Transaction Network Services where, for the past six years, he served as Director of Sales for the Telecom Services Division. While at TNS, Mr. Ogden managed many of the division’s largest customers and was a major contributor to the division’s 190% growth from 2002 through 2006. With over 23 years of sales and marketing experience, Mr. Ogden has held key sales and business development positions at several telecommunications and technology companies. Mr. Ogden is also a co-founder of the TelecomHUB Networking Group http://www.telecomhub.org/).
“Bruce comes to SPOT with a legacy of sales and marketing success and we look forward to utilizing his experience to help SPOT Image realize our full potential here in the U.S. and North America.” says Antoine de Chassy, President and CEO of SPOT Image Corp.
“SPOT is uniquely positioned to provide enhanced geo-spatial imagery to meet the increasing requirements of Federal and State agencies as well as Commercial customers in the private sector,” explains Ogden. “I am delighted to be a part of this dynamic company and look forward to working with our current and new customers to meet their increasing requirements for enhanced satellite data and imagery.”
Spot Image – Unique Data, Unique Solutions™
The SPOT constellation of 3 satellites offers the broadest range of image telemetry, from 2.5 meters to 1 kilometer. Spot Image provides imagery, data, surveillance and mapping solutions within numerous markets including Defense, Homeland Security, Agriculture, Land Management & Planning, Disaster Recovery, and Oil, Gas & Mining Exploration. The constellation is supplemented by the Taiwanese satellite FormoSat 2 for which SPOT has exclusive commercial distribution rights. SPOT will also serve as exclusive commercial distributor for the upcoming very high resolution 2-satellite constellation – Pleiades. The first Pleiades satellite is scheduled for launch in 2008.
SPOT imagery is also available online. SPOT’s new online imagery solution, SPOT Online Access (access.spot.com), was launched June 19, 2007. Through SPOT Online Access, customers can purchase SPOTMapsTM products from the Online Store and subscribe to the Online Library, where they can access and manage all of their geo-spatial data in one place.
For over two decades, the SPOT organization has perfected the ability to harness space- and ground-based systems to meet customers’ needs. SPOT has also developed a far-reaching global network of commercial offices, receiving stations, partners and distributors. Every first-tier data provider operating today relies on SPOT’s commercial network for reaching the global market.