SSPI Honors Hughes, WildBlue

The Society of Satellite Professionals International presented Hughes Network Systems and WildBlue each with its 2008 Industry Innovators award. Hughes was honored for developing SPACEWAY 3, the commercial satellite system employing on-board switching and routing. WildBlue was recognized for its Ka-Band satellite platform.

PEOPLE - David Sprechman has joined VISTA Satellite Communications as chief financial officer. He will be responsible for the financial direction and management of VISTA, a full service communications company with corporate headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.