Luxembourg – Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), a provider of satellite services, announced that current Intelsat President and Chief Commercial Officer Stephen Spengler has been promoted to Deputy Chief Executive Officer.

Under the company’s succession plan, Intelsat Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David McGlade will transition to the position of Executive Chairman, effective 1 April 2015, at which time Spengler will become Chief Executive Officer. McGlade will have served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer for 10 years.

Spengler has been with Intelsat in various executive positions since 2003, including serving as Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Strategy. Spengler has nearly 30 years’ experience in the satellite and telecommunications industry. During his tenure at the company, Spengler led the development of Intelsat’s global mobility network, in which Intelsat now has a share of maritime and aeronautical broadband services. He has also overseen the development of the company’s next generation satellite platform, Intelsat EpicNG®, of which the first satellite is expected to launch in late 2015.