The Satcoms Innovation Group (SIG) announced that Bob Potter of Kratos Defense and Security Solutions has been appointed a director of the group. Potter joins existing directors Andreas Voigt of Eutelsat and Mark Steel of Inmarsat, led by recently appointed Managing Director Helen Weedon. 

Potter has been heavily involved with SIG for many years, during which time he has spoken regularly at the group’s events and conferences. His experience in RF systems design and measurement techniques extends back more than 25 years. Potter has held several senior-level and executive positions from chief technology officer to president over the years.

Currently Potter is vice president of Signals and Ground System Technology for Kratos, Potter has pioneered the company’s creation of next-generation RF network management solutions, helping to make the company one of the premier providers of satellite measurement and interference mitigation solutions. His expertise lies in radio communications and hardware/firmware design, with a focus on delivering customer-focused solutions. 

Potter commented, “This is a really exciting time for the group as a whole, reflecting what is also a changing satellite environment. The group has always played an important and prominent role within the industry, and I am very much looking forward to building on its success as we work towards our goal of becoming an invaluable resource for innovation and development.”

Weedon added, “At SIG we have always valued Bob’s technical knowledge and support, so we are so pleased to welcome him as a director as we forge a new path since our restructuring earlier this year. The group’s aim is to promote innovation and provide a forum for debate on the current challenges facing the satellite industry. Bob’s unique knowledge and insight, and his hands-on approach to innovation, will help us to fulfill this goal by ensuring we are always at the forefront of technical changes and challenges.”