America's Largest RV Parts and Accessory Distributor Lauds KVH's Outstanding Partnership Effort, Quality, Support, and Service
MIDDLETOWN, R.I., Feb 7, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- KVH Industries (Nasdaq: KVHI) was named the 2001 recipient of the STAGPARKWAY "Peach Award," given each year to honor STAGPARKWAY's Vendor of the Year. The award was presented by Atlanta-based STAGPARKWAY, the nation's largest distributor of parts and accessories to the recreational vehicle aftermarket, during the organization's Magic of Success Conference held in Orlando, Florida, in January 2002. STAGPARKWAY began distributing KVH's TracVision mobile satellite TV antennas to more than 3,000 RV and truck dealerships nationwide in June 2001.
"We are extremely honored that STAGPARKWAY selected KVH for this recognition," said Ian Palmer, vice president of satellite sales. "A key to our success has always been the relationships we develop and maintain with our dealers, customers, and partners like STAGPARKWAY. It is gratifying to receive the Peach Award and have that relationship recognized along with the quality of our products, support, and service."
According to Mike McKay, vice president of sales and marketing for STAGPARKWAY, "We at STAGPARKWAY are committed to delivering unparalleled service and support for dealers and customers. That commitment has been matched by KVH Industries through its partnership efforts with us and the quality and value of the TracVision line of mobile satellite TV antennas. It was a pleasure to name KVH Industries the recipient of this year's STAGPARKWAY Peach Award and our Vendor of the Year."
Recipients of the Peach Award must develop and maintain an excellent working relationship with STAGPARKWAY, facilitate communications between the companies, create and implement an achievable plan, monitor and continuously improve performance, and foster a mutually beneficial partnership. This marks the first time that STAGPARKWAY has bestowed the Peach Award upon a first-year vendor.
Following the launch of the award-winning TracVision LM in 1999, the TracVision family has become the satellite TV antenna of choice aboard RVs, trucks, buses, and motor coaches. For entertainment on the move, the TracVision LM and the Digital Video Broadcast (DVB)-compatible TracVision L3 automatically find and track the satellite service of choice when the vehicle is in motion. The TracVision SA and the DVB-compatible TracVision S3 offer automatic satellite acquisition once the vehicle has come to a stop. These roof-mounted systems are protected under a stylish, 14.5" high, impact-resistant dome, are virtually maintenance-free, and ensure reliable, easy access to as many as 300 channels of digital satellite TV entertainment from such services as DIRECTV(R), the DISH Network(TM), and ExpressVu. Both the TracVision L3 and TracVision S3 are also fully compatible with the new TracNet Mobile High-speed Internet System and the high-powered mobile DirecPC(R) satellite Internet service, both available exclusively from KVH.
STAGPARKWAY was founded in 1968 as Stag Trailer Supply. The company was later renamed STAGPARKWAY in 1989 following the acquisition of Parkway Distributors. Currently STAGPARKWAY provides next-day or second-day service to more than 90 percent of the U.S. retail outlets for RV parts and accessories through one of the company's 11 U.S. distribution centers, making it the largest RV parts and accessory distributor in America.
KVH Industries, Inc., is a leading provider of innovative high-bandwidth communications products. Using proprietary fiber optic and satellite antenna technology, the company is developing next-generation systems with greater precision, durability, and versatility for communications, navigation, and industrial applications. An ISO 9001-registered company, KVH has headquarters in Middletown, Rhode Island, with a fiber optic manufacturing facility in Illinois, and a European sales, marketing and support office in Hoersholm, Denmark.