Richard Currier

SVP, Business Development

SSL (invited)

United States of America

Richard Currier is Senior Vice President of Business Development for the commercial business at SSL. Mr. Currier joined the company in 2012 and is responsible for the strategic marketing of SSL’s products and services in its pursuit of growth and global market leadership worldwide.

Mr. Currier is a seasoned satellite and telecommunications executive with 21 years’ experience in leadership and 32 years’ experience in satellite and wireless communications, technology, and information systems.  Before joining SSL, Mr. Currier served as vice president and chief technical officer for Loral Space & Communications. Prior to that he was president and chief operating officer of Loral Skynet, a global provider of fixed satellite services and integrated communication solutions. Mr. Currier began his career with AT&T Bell Labs, where he spent 17 years performing research and development in support of AT&T’s satellite communication services. Over the course of his career, he has managed development programs for new satellite services in the UHF, L-, C-, Ku-, and Ka-bands.

Mr. Currier earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University in 1980 and a master of science in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1981.