Paul Damphousse to lead national security BD at Spire Federal
Spire Global of San Francisco, CA announced on March 5 that Paul Damphousse has joined the company to lead national security business development for Spire Federal in Washington. Damphousse brings 30 years of operations, legislative, and strategic business development leadership to the position. Damphousse served in U.S. Marine Corps for 22 years as a combat pilot and space operations officer until his retirement in 2011. His last assignment was as the Chief of Advanced Concepts for the Pentagon’s National Security Space Office (NSSO) and the DoD Executive Agent for Space. He has subsequently established a reputation as a leader in the burgeoning commercial space industry.
“I’m excited to join Spire and to lead the company’s growth into the critical national security sector,” Damphousse said. “Spire designs, integrates and operates one of the largest constellations of spacecraft and ground station networks in the world. In doing so, Spire has established itself as a singular leader in the new space economy. It is an honor to join this team of talented and visionary people.”
Spire has launched several new strategic partnerships this year, including deals with NASA, ESA and key global players in the weather, maritime and aviation sectors. These achievements are born from the tested success and experience of Spire, which is now the third largest private constellation of satellites in the world.
“Spire has been focused on creating proven technology with proven talent. Our objective is more complete with the addition of industry thought leaders like Paul Damphousse,” said Keith Johnson, VP & GM, Spire Federal. “We are beyond excited to add him to our team in D.C.”