James Loman is Senior Distinguished Engineer on SSL Flight Assurance, where he is responsible for flight assurance activities with a specialty of Reliability, Radiation Effects, Parts, Materials and Processes, and Failure Review Boards. SSL is the leading provider of geostationary commercial satellites, with experience building and integrating the world’s most powerful and complex satellites and spacecraft systems. SSL has a long history of delivering reliable satellites and spacecraft systems for commercial and government customers around the world and currently have more geostationary commercial capacity on orbit than any other manufacturer. SSL is currently building the World View Legion constellation and other LEO satellites.
Dr. Loman’s career has spanned 40 years, of which 15 have been at SSL. Previously at SSL, he was Executive Director for Engineering Technologies. Prior to this, he spent 23 years with GE in various roles. He was Engineering Leader at GE Energy for Solar Technology; responsible for R&D, New Product Introduction and Manufacturing support for solar cells, solar panels and grid-tie inverters. Prior to this, he headed the Advanced Photonics and Electronics Laboratory at the GE Global Research Center and was instrumental in developing innovative new products for Aerospace, Industrial, Medical, Power and Consumer Applications. Dr. Loman’s earlier career includes being Specialty Engineering Manager and Principle Engineer for the commercial space business in East Windsor NJ, responsible for EMI/EMC, Radiation Effects, Parts, Materials and Processes, Reliability and Safety. Dr. Loman’s career began in the Physics Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory within his educational specialty of Condensed Matter Physics.
Dr. Loman received his PhD. from the University of Delaware, his M.S. Degree from the University of Notre Dame, and his B.S. from Villanova University, all in Physics. He was certified as a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and also as a Certified Reliability Engineer.