SkyTerra, with offices in Reston, VA and Ottawa, has appointed Marc Montagner executive VP, strategy, development and distribution. Until recently, he was managing director and co-head of the Global Telecom, Media and Technology Merger and Acquisition Group of Banc of America Securities. He has also held senior positions with Nextel, Sprint Nextel and Morgan Stanley. Montagner started his career in the telecom industry at France Telecom where, in his last position, he was responsible for strategy and development in North America. SkyTerra is developing an integrated satellite-terrestrial communications network, based on SkyTerra’s patented ancillary terrestrial component technology. The company expects its next-generation network will provide seamless, transparent and ubiquitous wireless coverage of the US and Canada to conventional handsets. SkyTerra Communications Inc. is a joint venture between SkyTerra LP and SkyTerra (Canada) Inc.