In the second episode of the Mind the Gap podcast series, SSPI Director of Development and Innovation Lou Zacharilla speaks with David Hershberg, Founder, Chairman & CEO of STS Global. This podcast series focuses on the gaps in our society – economic, social, digital – and how satellite can and is already working to fill them. In this conversation, Mr. Hershberg gives us highlights from his long and impressive career, including the all-important gap he helped to close during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
David Hershberg is a serial entrepreneur in the satellite industry who founded Globecomm Systems Inc. in 1994 and served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors from its inception until 2014. He was also Chairman of the Board of Directors of NetSat Express, Inc, a Globecomm subsidiary that specializes in IP satellite connectivity. In 1976, Mr. Hershberg founded Satellite Transmission, Inc. (STS), a provider of satellite ground segment systems and networks. He served as its President until 1994, four years after the 1990 acquisition of STS by California Microwave, Inc. (CMI), now a subsidiary of L3 Communications Corporation.
In 1998, Mr. Hershberg was presented with the Long Island Entrepreneur of the Year award for Emerging Technology. He founded his latest venture, STS Global, in 2014 and has served as Chairman and CEO for the past five years. Mr. Hershberg was inducted into the Space & Satellite Hall of Fame in 2003 for his achievements. Read more
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