Viasat Inc. , a global communications company, announced Evan Dixon (pictured) has been promoted to the role of President of Viasat’s Global Fixed Broadband business and Craig Miller advances from Government Systems’ Chief Technology Officer to now lead the segment as President.
“Both Evan and Craig have extensive track records of success and have built reputations for executing well on significant programs,” said Rick Baldridge, president and chief executive officer at Viasat. “The Viasat management team is confident in the abilities and experience both Evan and Craig will bring to their expanded roles, and will help drive key Viasat global initiatives, especially as we prepare for the imminent launch of our ViaSat-3 constellation.”
Dixon has been acting president for most of last year. He is responsible for the company’s fixed broadband services business, which includes Viasat’s residential and business internet service as well as its community internet offering, which brings affordable internet service to the hardest-to-reach locations around the world.
Dixon has been instrumental in growing Viasat’s fixed consumer broadband business, which serves hundreds of thousands of subscribers across the United States and key countries in Latin America, Europe and Africa.
He joined Viasat in 2015, as Deputy CEO and Chief Marketing Officer of Euro Broadband Infrastructure Sàrl, a subsidiary of Viasat. In March 2018, he was appointed Vice President and General Manager of Viasat Europe, and in March 2020, he was appointed the Vice President of Viasat’s Global Fixed Broadband business. He previously held senior management positions at DIRECTV and AT&T Inc.
Miller is responsible for leading the company’s global defense business, which exceeds $1 billion in annual revenues by delivering cost-effective, innovative solutions to challenging defense requirements in satellite networks, tactical data links, information assurance and cyber security. He assumes the position from Ken Peterman, who has stepped into an advisory role working with Baldridge.
Miller joined Viasat in 1995, and has held numerous technologies, business and strategic leadership roles. Prior to serving as President of Government Systems, he was the segment’s Chief Technology Officer where he was responsible for establishing and communicating the technical strategy and roadmaps for a diverse portfolio of defense products and services: including satellite communications, tactical networks, information assurance, cyber/network security and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance.