ST Engineering iDirect, a satellite communications company, announced the appointment of Don Claussen as its new CEO.
Don Claussen will lead the company in expanding its global leadership and technology vision against a backdrop of rapid satcom industry transformation.
Don Claussen joins ST Engineering iDirect from Intelsat General Corporation where he served as Vice President responsible for Strategy, Business Development, Product Management and Service Delivery.
During his time at Intelsat General Corporation, Don Claussen aligned the product development and service delivery teams to launch a multi-orbit capability, providing end users with seamless access to GEO and LEO satcom services from a single user interface.
Prior to joining Intelsat General Corporation, Don Claussen was Vice President and General Manager of a portfolio division at L3Harris focused on satcom products and solutions for the US and international markets. Don Claussen also served as a Business Unit Director at Viasat, with responsibilities for its broadband and narrowband satcom product lines.
Don Claussen is a veteran of the US Army with eight years of service. He earned an MBA from Northeastern University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration & Management from Colorado Technical University.