John Chay is executive vice president for integration and synergy programs at ST Engineering iDirect where he leads the system integration business and synergies with ST Engineering.
Prior to joining VT iDirect, Chay spent 14 years at ST Engineering where he was responsible for the satellite communications and radar system integration businesses covering sales, business development, product development and operations. He has extensive experience in complex, turnkey satellite communications networking and solutions delivering gateways and various satellite communications terminals globally. He started his career at Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) as an engineer developing state-of-the-art communications systems for the Ministry of Defence.
Chay is the director at Jet-Talk, a joint venture between ST Engineering and Satixfy. Jet-Talk develops the next-generation electronic steerable multi-beam satellite antenna systems for various aerial platforms, from business jets to narrow- and wide-body platforms.
Chay holds a master’s degree in electrical, electronics and communications engineering from the University of Michigan and completed the Stanford Executive Program in 2014.