Astroscale Ltd. Appoints Andrew Faiola as Commercial Director

Posted January 24th, 2023 Posted in News

Oxfordshire, UK, January 24, 2023 – Astroscale Ltd., the UK and European subsidiary of Astroscale Holdings Inc. (“Astroscale”), the market leader in satellite servicing and long-term orbital sustainability, announces Andrew Faiola as Commercial Director, effective immediately.

“I am delighted to welcome Andrew as Commercial Director,” said Nick Shave, Astroscale Ltd. Managing 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 the in-orbit servicing, satellite end-of-life services and the active debris removal markets.”

Based in the UK, Faiola is responsible for leading Astroscale Ltd.’s commercial sales, business development and marketing activities as the company aims towards making in-orbit servicing, including debris removal, routine by 2030.

“I am so excited to join Astroscale at this amazing period in its development, at a time when it is clear for all to see how critical it is to protect and improve the space environment,” Faiola said. “Without access to space-based positioning, communications and Earth observation, many of the services that we take for granted to enhance our lives every day simply would not be possible. 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.”

Faiola joins Astroscale Ltd. with more than 20 years’ experience in commercial sales and market development roles with a focus on delivering connectivity and access to information to remote locations on land, air and sea. Prior to joining Astroscale Ltd., he held leadership positions at a number of the most recognisable companies across the satellite communications ecosystem, including ALL.SPACE Ltd., ST Engineering iDirect, Newtec, Intelsat, SES (formerly NewSkies Satellites), and Esatel Communications. 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 the provision of 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.