Telespazio UK announces the appointment of Mark Hewer as CEO of the company. He succeeds Marco Folino, who has been appointed as Managing Director and CEO of Spaceopal (a DLR GfR and Telespazio company).
Mark starts work at the Telespazio UK Luton office on 1 September 2020. Prior to working for Telespazio UK, Mark was with Leonardo UK in Luton for 5 years as Vice President - Integrated Mission Solution. He and his team of over 220 people provided large integrated mission support systems, solutions and services to the UK Ministry of Defence and export customers, generating over £90M in annual sales.
Mark worked in Leonardo in various programme roles since 2007, before becoming a Vice President in 2015. His roles have covered programmes such as Typhoon electronic warfare, military helicopters and operational support.
In 2002, he began work for BAE Systems Avionics as a Production Engineer and progressed to Project Manager where he delivered mission critical projects to UK and export military customers.