Celestia appoints chief, calls for recruits

Celestia UK has announced the appointment of Malachy Devlin as its new CEO.

Mr Devlin joins the Edinburgh and Oxford-based satellite communications company to “build business and its reputation as a leading provider of high-performance multi-beam antenna scanning systems. ”

The company said it was also looking to expand its teams north and south of the border.

He brings over 25 years of technical and leadership experience to a higher level, having held roles in international technology companies in market sectors ranging from satellite, 5G, aerospace and defense, to software-defined. radio and IoT. As a co-founder of several high-growth companies supported by investors, he is a proven technology leader with particular success in introducing innovative products to the market.

He joins Celestia UK from Scotland 5G Center, where he was Chief Operating Officer and oversaw the successful establishment and development of the organization responsible for realizing the global potential of 5G connectivity.

Previous roles included AAC Clyde Space Chief Operating Officer, market leader in new space solutions and services for government, commercial and educational organizations, and Nallatech Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer (now part of Molex LLC), market leader in FPGA accelerators.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in electronic and microprocessor engineering from the University of Strathclyde, he completed a doctorate in signal processing. He holds a master’s degree in corporate leadership from Napier University in Edinburgh. A graduate engineer, Mr. Devlin is an associate at the Institute of Engineering Technology and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Jose Alonso, President of Celestia Technologies Group, said: “Malachy brings a unique mix of business skills – technical, operational and entrepreneurial – which not only means that we can take advantage of growth opportunities and develop customer-oriented solutions, but also do it faster.

“In the fast-paced technical world in which we live, these opportunities, together with Malachi’s experience of several high expansions companies, will be extremely important to help us get there and stay ahead, “he said.

Mr Devlin said: “I am excited to join Celestia UK at this time and have the opportunity to lead the company through its next phase of growth.

“The technical solutions to increase global connectivity developed by Celestia UK are extremely innovative and change the game of satellite communications. As CEO working with a highly capable team, I enjoy the challenge of bringing our transformative technology solutions to market. ”

Celestia UK said it is also looking for people to join its growing teams at Heriot-Watt Research Park, Edinburgh and Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire, in a number of technical roles. He adds: “If you are looking for opportunities to accelerate your own development and be accelerated by the growth of an expanding company where you will be close to the action, come talk to Celestia UK today.”

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