RESTON, VA, February 14, 2011 – Johanne Lecomte has been hired as the new vice president of sales, marketing and communications for International Launch Services (ILS). As a key member of the ILS executive team, Lecomte is responsible for leading the implementation of sales, marketing strategy, customer relations and new business development. Lecomte succeeds Wendy Mihalic, who has retired after a successful career in the commercial launch industry.

Lecomte comes to ILS with over 20 years of experience serving the telecommunications industry, most recently as vice president for sales and marketing at EADS North America (Astrium) where she was responsible for spacecraft and payload sales, business development and marketing activities in North America.  Prior to that, Lecomte managed various business development and engineering projects in Canada, Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East for Dynegy Communications and Teleglobe International.

Lecomte holds a BSEE, from Ecole Polytechnique and an MSEE, from Sherbrooke University.

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