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LeoLabs Appoints Tony Frazier New as its New CEO

LeoLabs Low Earth Orbit visualisation. Credit LeoLabs
Credit LeoLabs

Ibadan, 27 February 2024. – LeoLabs, a provider of integrated solutions that persistently monitor activity in space to reveal threats to safety and security, has appointed Tony Frazier as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). As a result, Tony will lead LeoLabs as it scales to become a critical mission partner for combined military space operations and next-generation space safety systems.

Frazier’s experience driving innovation at the intersection of commercial space and national security will help LeoLabs further accelerate its growth and solidify its position as an industry leader. Most recently, as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of Public Sector Earth Intelligence at Maxar Technologies, Frazier led a $1B business that supported missions across the U.S. Government and over 60 international customers. During his tenure at Maxar, GeoEye, and DigitalGlobe, Tony became a trusted mission partner, won billions of dollars in new contract awards, and incubated two new businesses that were scaled above $100M.

Tony Frazier will be replacing Dan Ceperley, the former CEO, who led the development of the company’s proprietary radar technology, completed its first radar site in 2017 and expanded the network globally to include ten radars in under six years. Under his leadership, LeoLabs built a commercially owned catalog of objects and activities in Low Earth Orbit and developed one of the fastest and most comprehensive data analytics platforms for space operations. Dan will subsequently transition into a Chief Operations Officer role to lead LeoLabs’ engineering and mission operations as a key executive on Tony’s leadership team.

Speaking on his appointment, the new CEO said, “After my experience at Maxar, I was looking for a company bringing commercial innovation to a critical national security mission. LeoLabs is delivering incredible capabilities in the emerging markets of space situational awareness and space domain awareness.”

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