Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Kevin Harkenrider serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Viasat, Inc. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the operational structure and controls of the Company and the alignment of Viasat’s world-class innovation engine with operational priorities.
Kevin joined Viasat in October 2006. During his tenure, he has served in several senior leadership roles including Executive Vice President of Global Operations and Chief Operations Officer, where he led Viasat’s global supply chain and product delivery strategy; corporate quality and product integrity; and oversaw Viasat’s worldwide facilities, which included putting into practice a variety of environmental-friendly policies and initiatives at each of Viasat’s production facilities as well as maintaining the safety and security of over 6,000 employees at more than 45 offices worldwide. He has also led two business segments, having served as President, Viasat Commercial Networks and President, Viasat Broadband Services.
Prior to Viasat, Kevin held various 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.