We've had many visitors take the tour here at KVH over the years but a visit by a U.S. Congressman is always a highlight. Earlier today, we had the pleasure of welcoming Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) to our headquarters here in Middletown, Rhode Island. Accompanying him were members of the Rhode Island State Senate and House, senior members of the Middletown Town Council, and Middletown's Chief of Police and the Fire Chief (always nice to see him arrive without the trucks and sirens!).
The purpose of the visit , which immediately followed a meeting with Middletown's Economic Development Committee, was to provide the Congressman an up-close look at a succesful, growing Middletown business. His 60-minute behind-the-scenes tour of our network operations center, engineering department, and manufacturing floor certainly fit the bill. It also gave us an opportunity to bring all of our guests up to speed on our recent technological advances, the work we do supporting U.S. and allied military personnel, and our proposed plans for expansion here in Middletown.
Chief Financial Officer Patrick Spratt shares with our guests an overview of KVH's history, our goals for the future, and our hopes for continued investment in Middletown
State Representative Deborah Ruggiero, Congressman David Cicilline, and Middletown Town Council President Arthur Weber, Jr., listen as State Senator Lou DiPalma asks CFO Pat Spratt a question
VP of Operations Jeff Greer explains how the KVH team monitors the global operations for our mini-VSAT Broadband network
Congressman Cicilline and our other guests get a look at the real-time worldwide monitoring capability available through KVH's Network Operations Center
Senior VP of Engineering Bob Balog (right) walks our guests through our satellite engineering lab
Sharing a laugh on the manufacturing floor
Thanks for visiting as well as for your support, Congressman. You and our other guests are welcome to come back any time!