Dean Buckley is the senior vice president of operations at ST Engineering iDirect where he is responsible for the effective operations of the customer success, quality, manufacturing engineering, and global supply chain organizations. He is driving a global initiative to launch high-quality products and support services maintaining VT iDirect’s leading position and meeting market demands.
Buckley has over 23 years in the satellite and radio communications field, with over 13 years at VT iDirect, where he grew his role from senior manager to SVP. He has been responsible for multiple departments within VT iDirect, driving continuous improvement and growth initiatives. Prior to his tenure at VT iDirect, he was a senior engineer at SIAE Microelettronica where he was a lead engineer in the U.K. responsible for system design, deployment and support. He also worked as a communications engineer within the British Army’s Royal Corps of Signals where he was deployed on multiple operational tours, and became an RF and satellite communications instructor. Buckley was awarded the Distinguished Operational Service Commendation for his service in Sierra Leone.