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TORRANCE, Calif., January 10, 2023 — Stellant Systems, Inc. (Stellant) announced that Dan White has been hired as the new Vice President/General Manager of the Torrance, CA facility.

In this role, Dan will be responsible for driving operational performance across the 460,000 square foot manufacturing facility, and for executing the company’s strategic operating objectives. Dan will report to Steve Shpock, Chief Operating Officer.

Dan has over 30 years in Engineering, Program Management, Strategy and Executive leadership within the Aerospace & Defense industry. Prior to joining Stellant, Dan was President of the Swedish Space Corporation where he led the Americas Business Area including North and South America. He was also President of COM DEV USA, a subsidiary of COM DEV International. He was responsible for all US government business which included the design, development, production, and delivery of passive microwave hardware for space satellites. He has also held various leadership positions at DataPath, Lockheed Martin and Hughes Space and Communications.

Dan received an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from California State University at Northridge, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois.

“I am very pleased to welcome Dan to the Stellant family,” said Steve Shpock, COO. “As the only vertically integrated space TWTA supplier in the world and only supplier of space qualified TWTs in the U.S., we will certainly benefit from his successful track record of managing satellite programs. Dan’s vast Aerospace & Defense industry experience at the highest leadership levels will be a great asset, both for Stellant and for our customers.”

“I am very excited to join Stellant Systems, said White. “Stellant has a great team, a long history in the Space business and many critical technologies for the growing space industry. It is a time of great change in the space industry, and I believe Stellant is well positioned to take advantage of that change. I look forward to working with our team as we strive to meet our customers and mission needs.”

About Stellant Systems
Stellant Systems is a premier manufacturer of critical spectrum and RF power amplification systems to the space, defense, medical, science and industrial markets for both domestic and international customers. Stellant has three domestic manufacturing facilities and nearly 800 employees. For more information, visit, or connect with us on social media @StellantSystems.