As the engineering and technology leader for PanAmSat, Rob was instrumental in the success of the world’s first competitive international satellite operator before its acquisition by Intelsat. Under his management, SES WORLD SKIES has grown to a fleet of 28 satellites with 99% of the world's population living within its footprint. He has a proven track record of success in pioneering innovative satellite design criteria, successfully executing business growth, and achieving strong return on investment and customer satisfaction. His leadership is recognized not only for his management and technology strengths, but also for the dignity and respect with which he treats his clients, peers, colleagues, and co-workers. Mr. Bednarek is currently a member of SSPI’s Board of Directors.
The Hall of Fame was introduced in 1987 to recognize the valuable contributions of the visionaries and pioneers who have made possible the age of satellite communications — individuals who have devoted their careers to the advancement of technology and to helping build the political and commercial foundations of the industry.