Executive Vice President, Global Operations and Chief Operations Officer
Kevin Harkenrider serves as Executive Vice President, Global Operations and Chief Operations Officer at Viasat, Inc. In this role, he is responsible for Viasat’s global supply chain and product delivery strategy; corporate quality and product integrity; and worldwide facilities, which includes maintaining the safety and security of over 5,900 employees at more than 45 offices worldwide.
Kevin assumed the Chief Operations Officer role in 2020, which focuses on the implementation of responsible product planning, procurement, manufacturing, logistics and fulfillment procedures, as well as maximizing the value of Viasat’s supplier relationships. His global operations team also looks to undertake environmental-friendly policies and initiatives at each of Viasat’s production facilities around the world.
Kevin joined Viasat in October 2006. During his tenure with the Company, he has served in several senior leadership roles across operations, as well as served as President of Viasat’s Commercial Networks and President of Viasat’s Broadband Services segments.
Prior to Viasat, Kevin held a number of positions in operations and management at companies including Computer Sciences Corporation, BAE Systems, Mission Solutions, and General Dynamics Corporation.
Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Union College and an MBA degree from the University of Pittsburgh.