Iridium Communications Inc. announced that Greg Pelton will join the company as Chief Technical Officer (CTO), effective June 17, 2021. Reporting to Iridium Chief Operations Officer Suzi McBride, Pelton is taking over for retiring CTO Hermon Pon and will lead Iridium's world-class technology and system engineering teams both internally and with Iridium's vast partner ecosystem. Pelton joins Iridium from Pryon, where he served as Chief Product Officer. As Chief Technical Officer of Iridium, Pelton will drive innovation and oversee the technical aspects of Iridium's products and services, while managing the day-to-day activities of the company's award-winning technology development and engineering team. This includes technical roadmaps and strategy, system architecture and design, engineering design and process, performance and analysis, and system integration, verification and validation.