Middletown, RI, October 7, 2000 – KVH Industries of Middletown, RI, is pleased to announce the promotion of Mr. Ian Palmer to the position of Vice President, Satellite Sales. The first person to hold this new position, Mr. Palmer will oversee KVH’s Satellite Communications Sales Group as well as corporate-wide customer service.
Since joining KVH in 1993 as the Marine Sales Coordinator, Mr. Palmer has helped lead KVH’s growth from a marine compass manufacturer to the world’s premier supplier of mobile satellite television and telephone products. Promoted to Reseller Sales Manager in 1997 and Director of Satellite Sales in 1998, Mr. Palmer oversaw the expansion of the company’s satellite communications products from a fledgling product line to the single largest source of revenue for the company. He was in charge of the successful launch of TracVision LM into the RV market.
“Ian Palmer is a tremendous asset for KVH,” said Martin Kits van Heyningen, president and CEO. “His commitment to working with our dealers, supporting our customer base, and leading innovative and effective sales efforts have all contributed to KVH’s tremendous success in the satellite communications industry. Now his promotion to Vice President, Satellite Sales, will give Ian even greater opportunities to strengthen the company through his leadership and dedication to quality and service.”
KVH Industries, Inc. manufactures and markets digital navigation systems and mobile satellite communication products for land and marine applications in commercial and military markets worldwide. The ISO 9001-registered company has its headquarters in Middletown, Rhode Island, and additional facilities in Hoersholm, Denmark, Tinley Park, Illinois, and St. Petersburg, Florida.