Former Telesat executive returns to the fold

Ottawa-based Telesat announced Monday one of the firm’s former vice-presidents is returning to the company after three years with Sprint.

Michael Schwartz resigned from his position as Sprint’s senior vice-president of corporate strategy and development earlier this month and will return to Telesat in a similar role.

Mr. Schwartz was Telesat’s vice-president of marketing, corporate development & regulatory from 2007-12.

“I am very pleased that Michael is rejoining the Telesat team,” president and CEO Dan Goldberg said in a statement. “Michael’s deep experience in the satellite and terrestrial wireless fields will be of immense value as we continue to grow our business and bring value-enhancing, innovative service offerings to the satellite user community.”

Mr. Schwartz said he was looking forward to “renewing ties” with his friends and colleagues in the industry.

“I am eager to work with my colleagues here and with Telesat’s many partners and customers throughout the industry to build on the company’s strong track record of success,” he said in a statement.