Mark Spiwak is president of Boeing Satellite Systems International Inc., president of Boeing Commercial Satellite Services Inc., and vice president of Commercial Satellite Systems for Network & Space Systems within Boeing Defense, Space & Security. He was named to this position in 2014 and is responsible for general management of all Boeing commercial satellites, ground systems and services contracts. He currently has oversight for the ABS, Inmarsat, Intelsat, MEXSAT, Satmex, SES and Viasat programs.
Spiwak has nearly three decades of engineering, management, leadership and business development experience supporting commercial and government customers. Most recently, Spiwak was the program director for Wideband, Strategic and Protected Tactical MILSATCOM programs, including the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) multi-satellite program. WGS is the DoD’s highest capacity communications satellite system serving US and allied partners. The system provides broadband connections to all theatres of operation and remote locations worldwide.
Spiwak was also the director of NASA & NOAA unmanned Earth and Space Science Programs responsible for the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) N, O, and P series of satellites, the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) series, and other earth and space science projects.
Spiwak began his career at Boeing’s satellite business in 1985 in the design integration laboratory. Subsequent assignments have included director of Strategy and Technology Development, director of Commercial Business Development, and director of the Cost Estimating Organization. He was instrumental in the design of the spacecraft design center and served as manager during its early years of operation.
Spiwak received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Dayton, and a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Southern California. He is a graduate of the Advanced Leadership Program at the Center for Creative Leadership, the Boeing Executive Leadership Program, as well as the Advanced Management Development program at the University of California at Los Angeles. He also shares a patent for modular spacecraft support structures.