As of 1 May 2017, the COO responsibilities will be assigned ad interim to Sigmar Keller until a new organisational structure is in place which will be announced within the next few weeks.
Yves Constantin informed all employees already one month ago in a personal mailing, thanking them for the incomparable and rewarding time, team work and for sharing a passion for fantastic space missions and exciting projects:
“I had the privilege to lead many exciting changes in this company. Since its pioneer time, we went through dramatic changes: size and structure of the Company on the one hand, changes of ownership on the other hand. These affected all of us to a notable degree, but always bringing a number of new opportunities. It is now my turn to step down and let younger talents take more responsibility in shaping the future of Telespazio VEGA Deutschland.”
Sigmar Keller expressed his gratitude for the excellent collaboration during all these years. He emphasised Yves Constantin’s great contribution to the success of the company and to its positioning in the German aerospace market. He wished him an exciting continuation of his personal life.
Yves Constantin was appointed Managing Director of former Telespazio Deutschland in 2005 which he led until the merger with VEGA Space in 2012. At that date he was appointed Chief Operations Officer of the new entity Telespazio VEGA Deutschland and continued his role as Managing Director until April 2017.