Astroscale Japan Appoints Eddie Kato as President and Managing Director

Posted January 16th, 2023 Posted in News

Tokyo, Japan, Jan. 16, 2023 – Astroscale Japan Inc. (“Astroscale Japan”), a subsidiary of Astroscale Holdings Inc. (“Astroscale”), the market leader in satellite servicing and long-term orbital sustainability across all orbits, announces Eddie Kato as President and Managing Director, effective February 1, 2023. 

“I am pleased to announce that Eddie has joined us as President and Managing Director of Astroscale Japan,” said Nobu Okada, Founder and CEO of Astroscale. “He has a wealth of experience and knowledge in the space industry, particularly in the satellite business, where he has been active in the global market. Our mid-term goal is to make on-orbit services part of daily activity in space by 2030, and we look forward to his expertise and leadership in achieving this goal.” 

Eddie has more than 35 years of experience in the space industry and has worked extensively internationally. Most recently, he founded the consulting firm HISe, Inc. in Washington, D.C., in 2015. He led the company for seven years as founder and president, providing strategic advice and market development support for the space and telecommunications sectors. Prior to HISe, he spent seven years at Thales Alenia Space, where he managed the Asia region, headed the sales division in the French headquarters, and served as president of the North American subsidiary. He also worked for Orbital Sciences, Lockheed Martin, General Electric and Mitsubishi Electric in their space sectors. 

As President and Managing Director of Astroscale Japan, Eddie will work closely with the management teams of Astroscale Holdings Inc. and its U.S. and U.K. subsidiaries to drive the company’s growth.