Joel Alper Appointed President Of COMSAT World Systems Division

COMSAT recently announced a corporate reorganization designed to improve the firm's ability to organize and articulate its strategic business activities, and also announced the election of new senior officers.

John L. McLucas, president of COMSAT World Systems Division since 1980, has been elected to the newly created position of executive vice president and chief strategic officer, reporting to Joseph V. Charyk, chairman and chief executive officer. In this capacity, he will be responsible for the development and integration of COMSAT's strategic business planning, corporate outreach, marketing, ITU relations, and new business activities. Reporting to Dr. McLucas will the staff functions of corporate affairs and corporate development.

Joel R. Alper, who became executive vice president of the World Systems Division earlier in 1983, has been elected president, succeeding Dr. McLucas. COMSAT World Systems Division, the company's largest business, principally consists of units that provide international telecommunications services through the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (INTELSAT); maritime communications services through the International Maritime Satellite Organization (INMARSAT); technical services under contract to INTELSAT; and research and development programs by COMSAT Laboratories.

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