Our Team

Sandra Blinstrubas

Chairman of the Board

President and CEO of Microcom
Developing technology infrastructure in Alaska since 1984
Responsible for managing Microcom’s business in Alaska, Hawaii and CONUS

Chuck Schumann

CEO

Founder, EVP and COO of Microcom
Founded PDI in 2017
38 years of satellite communications experience in Alaska, Hawaii and Russia

Tom Brady

Ground Segment Solutions

Led ground systems division at Microcom for 28 years
Formerly Telecoms Officer (USAF)
45 years in telecoms business with extensive work in rural Alaska

Bruce Kraselsky

Legal, Regulatory, Strategic Planning

Founder and Managing Director of Space Partnership International

Senior attorney at NTIA and the Office of Space Commerce, US Department of Commerce

35 years establishing / growing space-related companies, including GlobeNet, AfriHUB, AssureSpace

Roy Kampfer

Satellite Systems Engineering and Program Management

Partner and SVP Engineering and Program Management, Space Partnership International
Held satellite systems eng. & program mgt. positions at Motorola, Lockheed Martin, Fairchild & JPL
30 years in commercial satellite systems engineering and program management

Mary Ann Pease

Director of Business Development

Partner in MAP Consulting LLC
Held senior management position with Alaska Communications Systems
32 years in telecommunications and high technology projects

Dwayne Sakumoto

Director of Sales

Formerly with Motorola Solutions responsible for market dev. & distribution in Alaska and Hawaii
32 years in the space and telecommunications sector

Shawn Fitzpatrick

Ground Systems Manager

30+ years in the telecommunications industry focused on advancing communications for Alaska
Wide range of experience from analog to digital, microwave to satellite, copper to fiber, layers 1 through 7 Formerly operations & engineering executive management with General Communication Inc.

Shawn Williams

Director of Government Affairs

30 years of executive management and strategic consulting experience with startups and established businesses in both the private and public sectors

Former Assistant Commissioner of Commerce, State of Alaska

B.A. in Economics from the University of Alaska, Anchorage

Executive MBA in Strategic Leadership from Alaska Pacific University

Alexander Schumann

Director of Marketing

7 years of project management and Director of Satellite Broadband at Microcom
Growing rural broadband business through all marketing mediums and deploying new broadband products throughout Alaska
M.B.A. and M.S. Telecommunications
University of Colorado Boulder

Our Advisors

Donald Kerr

Senior Advisor

Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees MITRE Corporation

Formerly, Deputy Director of National Intelligence
Distinguished service awards from DOE, CIA and NRO

David Drucker

Senior Advisor

Founder, WildBlue:
Extensive background in rural telecommunications
Owns and operates broadcast facilities in Alaska, Washington, Colorado and Florida

Harold Furchtgott-Roth

Senior Advisor

Director, Center for the Economics of the Internet, Hudson Institute
Formerly, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission 1997-2001; Member, Joint Board on Universal Service; Chief Economist for House Committee on Commerce, US House of Representatives

Carter Old

Board Observer

CFO, Tachus LLC

Founder & Managing Partner, Continuum Tech Capital
Co-led space infrastructure practice at Fieldstone Partners
Led successful exit of OmniEarth; co-led financing of Aireon and assisted in Iridium IPO 

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