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Accion Systems adds Senior Executive as Vice President of Product

(22 May 2019 - Accion Systems) Accion Systems today announced that Tom Phelps has joined the company as Vice President of Product.

Mr. Phelps will lead the product strategy for Accion’s in-space propulsion system, as well as future technologies and products.

Mr. Phelps’ career has spanned the spectrum of robotics, semiconductor test and telecommunications industries. Prior to joining Accion, Mr. Phelps was Senior Director of New Products at Endeavor Robotics, formerly the government arm of iRobot. In that position, Mr. Phelps was responsible for developing robotic solutions that met the evolving mission needs of the defense, public safety and industrial markets. FLIR Systems acquired Endeavor in March 2019.

Prior to his role at Endeavor Robotics, Phelps held management positions in program management, product development, business development and technical operations at iRobot, Enterasys Networks, Appian Communications and IronBridge Networks.

“Tom has a proven track record of leading new product development, leading products to market and managing entire product lifecycles,” said Natalya Bailey, CEO of Accion Systems. “We are delighted to have him join the Accion team.”

“I’m thrilled to be joining a company that combines a truly innovative product with a rapidly emerging market,” said Mr. Phelps. “It’s an exciting time to be in NewSpace and I look forward to helping Accion get more products launched into orbit.”

Phelps holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Manufacturing Engineering and an MBA from Boston University.

About Accion Systems

Accion Systems develops advanced satellite propulsion systems for the space industry. Accion’s in-space propulsion technologies optimize scalability, performance and efficiency. Accion’s flagship product, TILE, uses proprietary ion electrospray thrusters, bringing electric propulsion to satellites of all sizes and redefining in-space capabilities. Accion Systems was founded in 2014 by Natalya Bailey and Louis Perna and is based in Boston, MA.