The World Teleport Association’s Board of Directors has elected James Trevelyan new chairman, effective April 1, according to a release from the organization. Trevelyan has served as a member of WTA’s Board since 2012.
He replaces M. Brett Belinsky, managing director of EMEA at Encompass Digital Media, who held the chairman’s gavel since 2011.
During Belinsky’s tenure, WTA has introduced the Satellite Operator Benchmarks report as well as a collection of other research programs that provide its members with guidance on business and technology management. The association’s membership also grew 21% to more than 120 companies and over 1,000 individuals and its revenue base has expanded 19%.
“It’s an exciting time to be working in this industry with today’s changing technology, operations and business models creating new, but exciting challenges to overcome,” said Trevelyan.
Trevelyan’s career in the satellite industry began in 2001, when he joined Kingston inmedia, now Arqiva. He is currently the Arqiva Satellite & Media sales director. He manages sales, technical, product, project and service implementation including the procurement and management of ~450MHz related to these business areas.
In his earlier career he held various sales and marketing roles at Nortel Networks, Lexmark International and IBM.
Since its formation in 1985, the World Teleport Association has focused on improving the business of satellite communications.