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ILS President Departs Proton Flies Last Scheduled Commercial Launch

10 Oct 2019, 17:47 UTC
ILS President Departs Proton Flies Last Scheduled Commercial Launch
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MOSCOW (Khrunichev PR) — Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center, the majority shareholder of ILS International Launch Services, Inc., (“ILS”) announced the departure of Kirk Pysher as ILS President. John Palme, ILS Chief Operations Officer, will serve as interim President until a successor is appointed.

Mr. Alexey Varochko, KhSC Director General, expressed his thanks to Mr. Pysher for his work on offering Proton M launch services on the global market.

“We appreciate Kirk’s leadership over the past four years and his firm support of our quality initiatives. This quality focus has paid large dividends as Proton currently has 18 consecutive successful launches over the past three years. We wish Kirk all the best in his future endeavors,” said Mr. Varochko.

In a separate action, the ILS Board of Directors announced that it has engaged outside counsel, Thomas P. Tshudy, former Senior Vice President and General Counsel for ILS, to serve as special counsel to advise the company on a variety of legal matters to assure legal and regulatory compliance as the company makes organizational changes and transitions to providing broadened customer offerings.

Mr. Varochko further stated, “With the ILS reorganization we are on the verge of a new era ...

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