Gary Hebb was appointed general manager of EMS SATCOM, the satellite communications division of EMS Technologies, Inc. in March 2007.
EMS SATCOM is a leader in developing and supplying satellite-based high-speed data communications equipment to its aeronautical, land mobile, maritime, and emergency management customers. Located in Ottawa, Canada EMS SATCOM employs approximately 300 people and has sales and development offices in the US, UK., and Australia.
EMS SATCOM’s team is split between the division’s Ottawa, Canada and Tewkesbury U.K. offices. As general manager, Hebb is responsible for continuing the company’s tradition of growth, profitability and quality, in an increasingly competitive market for global mobile communications.
His career in communications electronics spans more than 20 years. Hebb joined EMS SATCOM in 1989 and was appointed vice president of engineering and business development in 2000. Hebb has helped build the EMS SATCOM team which has grown rapidly, established a dominant position in the military and corporate aviation markets, completed three acquisitions, and consistently been profitable.
During his early tenure, Hebb focused on the development of the company’s avionics products portfolio. Under his leadership, EMS SATCOM successfully entered the certified mobile satellite communications terminals market.
Hebb’s team has developed a technology portfolio that is the driver of the aeronautical communications industry. Adopted by the three leading avionics OEMs including Honeywell and Thales, the technology enables a wide range of products both under EMS SATCOM’s eNfusion brand and also under the OEMs’ own brands. Hebb has also led the company’s Emergency Management Products engineering group to cement its position as the first choice for Search and Rescue systems around the world.
Before joining EMS SATCOM, Hebb worked for Rohde & Schwarz on direction finding systems and at Hermes Electronics, on both software and hardware. Hebb taught at the Technical University of Nova Scotia.
Hebb is a graduate of Engineering-Physics from Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada.