Personnel File (03-14-16)

PF-Annie-Sennet_2.15.16Annie Sennet is Saft’s new Space & Defense EVP

Annie Sennet, a 23-year veteran of spacecraft battery supplier Saft, was promoted in February to exectutive vice president of the French company’s Maryland-based Space & Defense division.

“I have been very proud of Saft’s accomplishments in the Space & Defense industry over the past years,” Sennet said. “I look forward to fostering further success as part of the Saft Management Committee through leadership and teamwork.”

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Sennet started her career with Gates Aerospace Batteries in Gainesville, Florida, which was purchased by Saft in 1994. She worked in France for Saft for four years, then spent a short time in the space solar cell and solar array industry before returning back to Saft in Cockeysville, Maryland. She has won numerous awards internally at Saft and has been recognized by NASA for her leadership.

PERSONAL INFORMATION: Sennet lives in Howard County Maryland, and spends a lot of her time in France lately. She and her two daughters are not only enamored with all things space, they are huge Baltimore Ravens fans.


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KEITH MASBACK, the CEO of the U.S. Geospational Intelligence Foundation, has been appointed vice chair of the NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

MATTEO GENNA has been named SPACE SYSTEMS LORAL’S chief technology officer. The 20-year SSL veteran previously served as vice president of mission assurance and chief enginer before assuming his new role overseeing advanced projects the Palo Alto, California, satellite builder is pursuing with NASA and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.