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The Hughes JUPITER™ System was named 2014 Technology Innovation of the Year at the leading satellite industry conference, VSAT Global 2014, in London last September. The award recognizes technological innovation that enhances the delivery of satellite services to the wider community and evolves the industry beyond its current limits.
Hughes President Pradman Kaul received the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Via Satellite Excellence Awards breakfast held during the Satellite 2015 conference/ exhibition in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes people, companies, and technologies that have helped shape the success of the global satellite industry. Kaul was honored for 30 years of contributions to the satellite industry.
Beginning with the invention of the first commercial VSAT in 1983 and subsequent launch of the satellite networking industry, Kaul has been a leading force in technology and business. Throughout his career, Kaul and the Hughes team pioneered seminal breakthroughs for satellite networks, including the current SPACEWAY® and JUPITER System.
“I am honored by this recognition and grateful for the opportunity to lead the Hughes team in helping shape the satellite industry’s evolution,” Kaul said. “After all these years, I am more passionate than ever about the enormous potential of satellite technology as a mainstream part of the world’s telecom infrastructure.”
The HughesON™ Suite of Managed Network Solutions was named a bronze winner in The Best New [Enterprise] Product of the Year category by Best in Biz Awards 2014, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. The Best in Biz Awards’ fourth annual North American program was its most competitive yet. More than 550 award nominations were received in a variety of company, executive, team, and product-focused categories. Nominations were fielded from public and private companies of all sizes, from virtually every major industry and region in the U.S. and Canada.
Hughes was honored to receive the Corporate Achievement Award from the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) during its Business Awards Dinner in late November 2014. Each year, this award is presented to an individual or company that has made a significant contribution to the local economy and to the community by demonstrating leadership, innovation, commitment, and good corporate citizenship.
“Hughes leadership is recognized worldwide,” said Gigi Godwin, president and CEO, MCCC. “We are proud to have them headquartered here in Montgomery County, Maryland.” Hughes was recognized specifically for its multiple years of recognition for workplace excellence, employee diversity and inclusion, health and wellness, along with EcoLeadership as a Montgomery County Green Certified Business. The annual awards event attracts 700+ guests including award winners, sponsors, business leaders, elected and government officials, and the media.