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Pradman Kaul Inducted into the 2014 GW Engineering Hall of Fame


Ceremony held at Udvar Hazy Center, National Air and Space Museum October 24, 2014

Germantown, Md., October 29, 2014—Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in satellite solutions and services, today announced that president of Hughes, Pradman Kaul, was among six George Washington University alumni inducted into the 2014 GW Engineering Hall of Fame at an event held at the Udvar Hazy Center, National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, Virginia on Thursday, October 23, 2014.

The GW Engineering Hall of Fame “recognizes and honors distinguished School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) alumni, faculty, staff and friends who have contributed to engineering, technology, management or public service in a sustained and significant way during their careers. These are individuals who bring distinction to George Washington University through their achievements and their contributions to their professions, the university, and society at large.”

In addition to his leadership at Hughes, Mr. Kaul was recognized for his professional achievements many times over the course of his distinguished career. In 1999, the University of California, Berkeley selected him “Distinguished Engineering Alumnus” and in 2004, he was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering. In 2005, George Washington University named Kaul a “Distinguished Alumnus” and he was awarded the IEEE Third Millennium medal. In 2008, Kaul was named “Satellite Executive of the Year by Via Satellite Magazine and in 2009, he was inducted into the Society of Satellite Professionals International Hall of Fame. Most recently in 2012, he was honored by the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation with an Innovator Award and as the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award by COMSYS telecommunications consultancy company for his visionary leadership and contributions to the satellite industry.

“It is a great honor to be inducted into the GW Engineering Hall of Fame,” said Mr. Kaul. “It’s humbling to receive this recognition among many worthy candidates and one I will truly treasure.”

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