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Paul Gaske, EVP and General Manager, North America Division, Hughes
Hughes Network Systems

Paul Gaske leads the North American Division of Hughes, responsible for: HughesNet®, the company’s flagship satellite Internet service; the company’s managed network services for enterprise customers, incorporating satellite, wireless, and wireline technologies; the in-flight broadband business; and numerous SATCOM and emergency service solutions for government and military customers. Mr. Gaske also oversees Hughes manufacturing, which has produced and shipped more than 7 million terminals to-date, cementing the company’s global leadership in VSAT technology.

Mr. Gaske joined Hughes in 1977 as a digital design engineer and has held a variety of engineering, marketing, and business management positions. Beginning in 1996, Mr. Gaske led the launch and subsequent growth of the Hughes satellite Internet service to its success today as the largest satellite Internet network in the world with more than 1.5 million subscribers across two continents.

Mr. Gaske earned a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland and a Master Degree in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University. A member of Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Phi and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE), Mr. Gaske holds numerous patents in satellite communications and broadband networking. He was named the University of Maryland Clark School of Engineering “Distinguished Engineering Alumnus” in 2012. Mr. Gaske was inducted into the Space & Satellite Professionals International Hall of Fame in 2020.

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