Bill Darbe Joins Satcom Direct as Director of Dealer Programs

Darbe will implement aftermarket dealer programs to support introduction and promotion of new Satcom Direct hardware and existing products and services.


Satellite Beach, Fla. -- Satcom Direct, provider of satellite voice, fax, datalink and Internet communications solutions, has chosen Bill Darbe as its Director of Dealer Programs for the company. Darbe will be responsible for implementing aftermarket dealer programs to support the introduction of Satcom Direct’s new hardware solutions. His initial focus will be to create Wi-Fi certification programs for the new Satcom Direct Router (SDR) and to work with the distribution channel to help promote and sell all Satcom Direct products and services.
Darbe brings with him over 25 years of experience in the business aviation industry. He spent the past 15 years with Aircell and was responsible for aftermarket sales and key charter and fractional accounts. Prior to Aircell, Bill spent several years at Global Wulfsberg in various program management and engineering positions for the company’s FM and phone product lines.
“Satcom Direct always prides itself in taking care of their customers and staying on the cutting edge of technology with their products and services,” said Darbe. “The SDR and KA opportunities offer a new challenge and opportunity for Satcom Direct, and I am thrilled to be a part of it.”
Along with his industry experience, Darbe has an Associate’s Degree in Electronic Engineering from Miller Institute and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Ottawa University in Kansas City, Missouri.
“We are pleased to have Bill Darbe on board with us at Satcom Direct,” said Kevin Finegan, Vice President of Sales (Americas) of Satcom Direct. “Bill brings extensive aeronautical hardware sales expertise and satellite industry experience into this position, and he will be a strong asset to our company as we continue to grow.”
About Satcom Direct
Satcom Direct is the leading provider of satellite voice and broadband data solutions for flight deck and cabin communications serving business, military, government, and heads of state aircraft. The company is a premier Inmarsat Distribution Partner, Iridium Service Partner, and ViaSat Yonder's preferred reseller, supporting more than ninety percent of all corporate flight departments worldwide. Satcom Direct continues to advance its services through mobile applications and value adds – from flight deck datalink to cabin communications – making Satcom Direct the leader in aeronautical satcom service. For more information regarding Satcom Direct, visit http://www.satcomdirect.com, e-mail sales@satcomdirect.com, or call +1.321.777.3000. To view Satcom Direct’s portable satellite communication equipment and services, including satellite phones and BGAN units, visit http://www.satcomstore.com, e-mail mobileops@satcomdirect.com, or call +1.321.777.0771.

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