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Astroscale Limited Appoints Andrew Faiola as Commercial Director

Andrew Faiola. Credit: Astroscale Limited.

Ibadan, 26 January 2023. – Astroscale Limited, the UK and European subsidiary of Astroscale Holdings Inc., has announced Andrew Faiola as Commercial Director, effective immediately. Based in the UK, Faiola is responsible for leading Astroscale Limited’s commercial sales, business development, and marketing activities as the company aims towards making in-orbit servicing, including debris removal, routine by 2030.

Faiola joins Astroscale Limited with more than 20 years of experience in commercial sales and market development roles, focusing on delivering connectivity and access to information to remote locations on land, air, and sea. Earlier in his career, he performed research and project development work at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), the Embassy of Mexico in Washington, DC, and at NASA, which involved providing internet service and remote sensing for environmental monitoring. Faiola holds a bachelor’s in economics from Washington University in St. Louis, and a master’s in international affairs from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. He is also a distinguished alumnus of Space Camp.

Speaking on the appointment, Nick Shave, the Managing Director of Astroscale Limited, commented, “I am glad to welcome Andrew as Commercial Director. With his broad commercial experience and understanding of the challenges satellite operators face across all orbits, he brings a unique perspective to the cutting-edge solutions we are developing for in-orbit servicing, satellite end-of-life services, and the active debris removal markets.”

Likewise, Faiola added, “I look forward to leveraging my satellite industry experience and passion for space to work with our broad customer base to overcome our collective challenges and meet Astroscale’s bold vision to make space sustainable for future generations.”

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