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Mikael Stern: new Spacemetric Group CEO

Spacemetric announced early this year 2015 that the Board of Directors has appointed Mikael Stern as Group CEO and member of the Board of Directors effective immediately. Mikael was previously Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy at BlackBridge, Berlin, operators of the RapidEye constellation, and prior to this held a range of senior posts at SSC, Sweden, including several years General Manager, Satellite Management Services.

“As we enter a new era of incredible growth and innovation in the geomatics industry, there is no better person to lead Spacemetric,” said Lars Edgardh, Spacemetric Founder and Member of the Board of Directors. “Mikael is a proven leader with hands-on management skills, business vision and the ability to bring people together. His vision for how technology will be used and experienced is exactly what Spacemetric needs as the company enters its next chapter of expanded ambitions and growth.”

At SSC, Mikael steered his division to be by far the largest contributor to SSC’s 130MUSD annual revenues, and to become the world’s largest ground station network of its kind. During his leadership the division went from being a local satellite reception station to a global network of organisations offering satellite data reception and control services.

“Spacemetric is one of those rare companies with revolutionary technical solutions, and I couldn’t be more honored to have been chosen to lead the company,” Stern said. “The opportunity ahead for Spacemetric is huge, but to seize it, we must focus clearly, move faster and continue to transform and grow. A big part of my job is to increase our ability to bring innovative solutions to many more customers.”