Mr. Schuster joined GeoEye in December 2004 as Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for the overall management and direction of information technology, operations, international business, North American and government sales, engineering, customer service, order management, facilities and security, product development and management, quality assurance, and business processes. He has over 28 years of experience in operational management, primarily in the space applications and communication systems sectors. Mr. Schuster also has extensive knowledge of the intelligence community from both the government and commercial sectors’ perspectives.
Before coming to GeoEye, Mr. Schuster served as President of Integrated Systems for BAE Systems, Vice President of Programs at Harris Corporation within the Government Communications Systems division, and Vice President of the Space Applications Operation at Loral Space and Range Systems. In addition, he spent nearly 22 years with the Central Intelligence Agency.
Mr. Schuster has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and has completed numerous graduate-level management courses and programs, including the Pennsylvania State University Executive Management Program and the Mahler Advanced Management Skills Program.
William Schuster is the Chief Operating Officer of GeoEye.