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Koen Puimège appointed Managing Director of Antwerp Space

(29 January 2018 - Antwerp Space) Koen Puimège has been appointed Managing Director of Antwerp Space N.V., effective January 1st 2018.

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Koen Puimège (courtesy: Antwerp Space)

“Following the Company’s strong growth after the successful take-over by OHB in 2010, this appointment is a logical next step to re-install a local management in Belgium in order to continue the success story of Antwerp Space in the past years” says OHB Corporate Chief Executive Officer Marco R. Fuchs.

Koen Puimège has been working in the space industry for more than 22 years, holding positions in engineering, project management, operations management and business development before joining Antwerp Space as COO in 2015.

“I am very pleased with Koen Puimège’s appointment as Managing Director of Antwerp Space. We have already seen the positive effects of his experience, leadership and dedication to grow the company over the past 2,5 years as COO. With this decision we further strengthen the position of Antwerp Space as market leader in RF- and communication”, says Oliver Salisch, Vice President of the Board and former Managing Director of Antwerp Space.

“I am looking forward to this new challenge and I am proud to lead Antwerp Space and the fantastic team behind it. I am convinced that we are able to grow the company further and contribute to the future success of the OHB group”, says Koen Puimège.

About Antwerp Space

Antwerp Space is a subsidiary of listed technology group OHB SE (ISIN DE0005936124), is part of OHBs Business Unit Space Systems and provides expertise as well as system solutions for European space programs and commercial space applications worldwide. Antwerp Space develops complex on-board communication subsystems, flight equipment, Radio-science instruments and satellite ground control stations for the reception of data and control of spacecraft, as well as test systems used during the integration of satellites. The revenue of the Company is €20 million and constantly growing.