Don Buchman is vice president and general manager of Viasat’s Commercial Aviation business. He is responsible for overseeing Viasat’s commercial aviation business, which is recognized for delivering the “best Wi-Fi in the sky.”
Don has been at the leading edge of communication system development for commercial and defense applications since the early 1990s. He joined Viasat in 1999, and played a leading role in developing several of the Company’s products, including multiple patented technologies. In 2002, Don took Viasat into the high-speed mobile broadband applications world with the creation of Viasat’s highly-successful business aviation service, which was also used across Viasat’s government and maritime segments.
Don holds a BS in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.