MIDDLETOWN, R.I. -- KVH Industries, Inc.,
(Nasdaq: KVHI) announced today that Martin Kits van Heyningen has been elected
Chairman of the Board. Mr. Kits van Heyningen, one of the founders of the
company, will fill this role in addition to retaining his current positions as
President and Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds Mr. Arent Kits van
Heyningen, who recently retired from the board and has been elected Chairman
At the same time, Mr. Mark S. Ain has been named Lead Director for KVH's
Board of Directors. In this role, Mr. Ain will coordinate the activities of
the other independent directors and perform such other duties and
responsibilities as the Board of Directors determines. Mr. Ain has been a
member of the Board since 1997, and currently holds the post of Chairman of
the compensation committee. He is the Executive Chairman of the Board of
Directors of Kronos Incorporated, which he founded in 1977.
About KVH Industries, Inc.
KVH Industries, Inc., is a premier manufacturer of systems to provide
access to live mobile media ranging from satellite TV to telephone and high-
speed Internet for vehicles and vessels as well as a leading source of
navigation, pointing, and guidance solutions for maritime, defense, and
commercial applications. The company's products are based on its proprietary
mobile satellite antenna and fiber optic technologies. An ISO 9001-certified
company, KVH is based in Middletown, Rhode Island.