Gilat Satellite Networks has appointed Bill Gerety to take the CEO helm of Spacenet, a subsidiary that offers two-way satellite broadband services in North America under the Connexstar brand.
Gerety, who joined the company on July 1, takes over for Nick Supron, Spacenet's CEO for the last two years. Supron stepped down "to spend more time with his family and to pursue other business opportunities," Gilat said.
Gerety most recently served as acting CEO and COO of Astrolink, a start-up that plans to offer Ka-band satellite broadband services. Liberty Satellite & Technology Inc. agreed to acquire the assets of Astrolink in January 2003.