Richard Hadsall - CTO, MTN Government

A satellite communications pioneer and industry innovator, Richard Hadsall brings years of experience and accomplishments to his position as chief technology officer of MTN Government, a subsidiary of MTN. From his entrepreneurial beginnings in 1976 as founder and CEO of Crescomm to his role as co-founder of MTN, Hadsall has played a pioneering role in the development of the maritime telecommunications industry as it is known today.

In 1984, Hadsall founded MTN’s teleport facility in Holmdel, N.J. as a video and data communications center. Most recently, Hadsall played an instrumental role in creating and overseeing the development of the company’s Santander International Teleport located in northern Spain, which routes MTN’s core business for C-band and Ku-band in the Middle East and Indian Ocean regions.

Hadsall’s engineering and development capabilities have also led to key technological advances that have helped major networks such as ABC, NBC, CNN, and many foreign broadcasters, report on major live events across the world. He has also led service delivery initiatives to provide critical information and coverage for heads of the U.S. government, the U.S. military and U.S. embassies.

Key accomplishments include creating and deploying a reporting vehicle for NBC to provide live, on-the-move coverage for anchor David Bloom in Kuwait and Iraq; providing live broadcast capabilities for ABC’s Good Morning America Whistle Stop Tour from a moving train; and the first to broadcast live from a submarine while the ship was submerged and sailing 50 feet below the Atlantic Ocean. Hadsall received the 2011 Emmy Award for Technology & Engineering for his work with NBC.

Hadsall received his education at the American Institute of Engineering, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology.