12-year KVH Veteran to Oversee U.S.-based Sales for Mobile Broadband Satellite Products in the Marine and Land Markets
MIDDLETOWN, RI – January 28, 2008 – KVH Industries, Inc., announced today the promotion of Jim George to the position of Director of Sales, Satellite Products. In his new role, Mr. George will manage the day-to-day efforts of and help establish the strategic direction for KVH’s U.S.-based satellite sales group and its efforts in the maritime and land mobile markets. Most recently, he served as KVH’s National Sales Manager for Marine Products, a position he held for 5 of his 12 years with the company.
“Jim brings a unique perspective to KVH’s satellite sales efforts, drawing on a wealth of experience gained from his time as a technician on our manufacturing floor, as a member of our technical support group, and in the sales department,” remarked Ian Palmer, executive vice president of satellite sales. “As a customer- and quality-focused company, we recognize the tremendous value that we are able to offer with sales people like Jim who are so attuned to every aspect of our products, ranging from the technical aspects to dealer needs and how our customers are using our products in the real world. His leadership and steady hand have been instrumental to the growth of our marine satellite business in recent years. I believe that Jim will bring that same drive and tenacity to his expanded role managing our marine and land mobile sales teams.”
Commenting on his new role, Mr. George said, “I’m thrilled at this opportunity to expand my relationship with customers, dealers, and distributors in the land and marine markets. I believe we offer the most advanced and robust mobile satellite TV and communication systems available. However, it’s critical to remember that our mobile solutions also include world-class customer service through our new state-of-the-art customer call center; superior reliability and ISO 9001-certified quality, and a national training program that educates the most knowledgeable dealers in the industry. Taken together, we offer our customers an unmatched package of product and service that’s a pleasure to sell.”
About KVH Industries, Inc.
Middletown, RI-based KVH Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: KVHI), is a leading provider of in-motion satellite TV and communication systems, having designed, manufactured, and sold more than 150,000 mobile satellite antennas for applications on boats, RVs, trucks, buses, and automobiles. Winner of the prestigious General Motors Innovative Design Award, 2 CES Innovation Awards, 23 National Marine Electronics Association “Best Product” awards, the DAME Award in the Marine Electronics category, and a finalist for the Automotive News PACE Award, KVH’s mission is to connect mobile customers with the same digital television entertainment, communications, and Internet services that they enjoy in their home and offices.
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