Philip A. Rubin, P.E.: Mr. Rubin is RKF's Chief Executive Officer. He is a member of the Society of Satellite Professionals International Hall of Fame, was the ITU's first satellite expert and is an IEEE Centennial Medal Recipient and Life Fellow.

Mr. Rubin’s extensive professional career of over fifty years has focused primarily on satellite communications and has been diversified in scope and achievements. He served as the ITU’s first satellite expert and was responsible for building the Center of Research and Training in Satellite Communications in India in 1965. Starting in 1970 Mr. Rubin served as the Director of Engineering and Chief Scientist for public broadcasting for over 13 years during the birth of NPR and the expansion of PBS to a satellite-based interconnection system. In 1984 he helped found the first private commercial satellite company, PanAmSat, where he was responsible for PanAmSat’s engineering as Chief Scientist for 17 years.

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Jeffrey Freedman, Ph.D.: Dr. Freedman is RKF's Chief Technical Officer where he provides technical vision and direction for the company.

As CTO of RKF Engineering Solutions, LLC; Dr. Freedman provides technical vision and direction for the company as well as overseeing technical analyses, the development of technologies and software product designs. Dr. Freedman leads RKF’s efforts in designing satellite systems, software systems, communication networks and supporting technologies.

Dr. Freedman has led development efforts for several national award winning software packages including “CAGE” which won the 1998 GSFC NASA’s Software Of The Year Award, and “3d Choreographer” which won Windows Magazine’s 1995 Win 100 Award.

David Marshack: Mr. Marshack is RKF's Managing Director and is responsible for business and corporate development and leadership for all company projects.

Mr. Marshack is RKF's Managing Director and is responsible for business and corporate development and leadership for all company projects.  With over 25 years of experience in telecommunications and emerging technology, Mr. Marshack specializes in bridging technologists and executives.  As a Strategic advisor to an array of companies across the Satellite, Telecom, and Defense sectors as well as the Venture, Banking and Hedge communities.  Mr. Marshack provides regulatory advice on US and International matters to companies around the globe.

Ted Kaplan: Mr. Kaplan is RKF's Chief Operating Officer and Chief Systems Engineer and is a satellite communications engineer with over 25 years of experience.

Ted Kaplan is a satellite communications engineer with more than 25 years experience.  Mr. Kaplan is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Systems Engineer for RKF Engineering. He joined RKF in November of 1998.  In his current position Mr. Kaplan provides system engineering, analysis and regulatory support to numerous RKF clients. He is currently the technical pillar for wireless communications for the DARPA F6 program. Mr. Kaplan was one of the chief architects of sharing agreements reached in the ITU and FCC between non-GSO and GSO systems.

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