Spire Global Appoints Philip Plantholt as General Manager of Spire Aviation
Industry veteran to lead aviation team and fuel global market growth
VIENNA, Va., November 14th, 2022 — Spire Global, Inc. (NYSE: SPIR) (“Spire” or “the Company”), a leading global provider of space-based data, analytics and space services, today announced that it has promoted Philip Plantholt to Aviation General Manager.
An aviation industry veteran, Mr. Plantholt has been at the forefront of digital transformation and technological system adoptions, helping aviation companies adopt commercial data services. In his new role as Aviation General Manager, Mr. Plantholt will help shape and execute Spire Aviation’s business growth strategy, guiding product development and enhancing commercial aviation relationships. He will report to Theresa Condor, Chief Operating Officer of Spire.
“With a deep expertise in the aviation industry that was built at some of the world’s leading airlines, Philip has a strong vision for the future of Spire Aviation,” said Ms. Condor. “He has already played a pivotal role in evolving and scaling the business by leveraging his experience to demonstrate how space-based data can increase the efficiency, safety and sustainability of air travel and airport operations.”
Since joining Spire in August 2021, Mr. Plantholt has served as the Head of Strategy and Business Development for Spire Aviation. In this role, he strategized business objectives, collaborated with teams across the company on technology evolution and product development, and established industry partnerships.
Prior to his time at Spire, Mr. Plantholt served as Vice President of Commercial Services at Flightradar24, promoting the adoption of digital solutions with commercial aviation partners. Before Flightradar24, he served in management roles for multiple commercial airlines including Lufthansa, Swiss International Airlines and Air Canada. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Aviation Management from the IU International University of Applied Sciences in Erfurt, Germany.
“I’m thrilled to take on an expanded leadership role at one of the largest commercial satellite operators, and drive impact to the aviation industry ecosystem with new space enabled service,” said Mr. Plantholt. “Our solutions from space will have an impact on humanity as a whole, allowing us to improve the way we live and make the world more sustainable.”
About Spire Global, Inc.
Spire (NYSE: SPIR) is a leading global provider of space-based data, analytics and space services, offering access to unique datasets and powerful insights about Earth from the ultimate vantage point so that organizations can make decisions with confidence, accuracy, and speed. Spire uses one of the world’s largest multipurpose satellite constellations to source hard to acquire, valuable data and enriches it with predictive solutions. Spire then provides this data as a subscription to organizations around the world so they can improve business operations, decrease their environmental footprint, deploy resources for growth and competitive advantage, and mitigate risk. Spire gives commercial and government organizations the competitive advantage they seek to innovate and solve some of the world’s toughest problems with insights from space. Spire has offices in San Francisco, Boulder, Washington DC, Ontario, Glasgow, Oxfordshire, Luxembourg, and Singapore. To learn more, visit www.spire.com.