16-year maritime satellite communications industry veteran to bring KVH solutions to commercial mariners in the Gulf
MIDDLETOWN, RI – April 29, 2010 – To help support the growing customer base of its TracPhone® V7 and mini-VSAT BroadbandSM network among commercial and industrial mariners, KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) has hired Ms. Cheri Capuano, a 16-year maritime satellite communications industry veteran, to manage commercial sales in the Gulf of Mexico. Ms. Capuano comes to KVH from Stratos Global®, where she worked as a sales manager for 11 years. Prior to her experience at Stratos, she spent 5 years at CruisePhone.
“KVH is a leader in this industry, and I’ve worked with this talented group of professionals for years in different capacities, so it’s great to join the team,” says Capuano. “The TracPhone V7 and global mini-VSAT Broadband network create an affordable, convenient solution for commercial crews. I’m excited to work with our great dealers and customers in the commercial marine market to help them enjoy the benefits of it – from significant cost savings to improving crew morale and increasing safety and efficiency onboard. I believe KVH offers the very best line of satellite communications solutions for mariners, and I look forward to bringing them to the hardworking commercial operators in the Gulf.”
“We couldn’t be happier to bring Cheri onboard at KVH,” says Brent C. Bruun, KVH’s vice president for sales and business development. “She is a formidable industry expert whose experience will be a huge benefit to our customers, particularly as we expand our mini-VSAT Broadband network along with our reach in the commercial market. Cheri excels at understanding commercial operators’ unique communications needs and building solutions that fulfill those needs efficiently and affordably.”
The mini-VSAT Broadband service, along with the KVH TracPhone V7 antenna, comprise the first end-to-end 24-inch VSAT antenna, service, and support package available for maritime communications. Together, KVH and ViaSat are currently providing two-way mobile broadcast services from eight secure teleports around the globe utilizing eight beams on seven of the world’s most powerful communications satellites. The resulting seamless network offers voice service and Internet access as fast as 512 Kbps (upload) and 2 Mbps (download) at fixed monthly rates.
Visit http://www.tracphone.com for additional details regarding KVH’s satellite communications solutions for mariners.
About KVH Industries, Inc.
Middletown, RI-based KVH Industries, Inc., and its wholly owned subsidiaries, KVH Europe A/S and KVH Singapore, are leading providers of in-motion satellite TV and communications systems, having designed, manufactured, and sold more than 150,000 mobile satellite antennas for applications on vessels, vehicles, and aircraft. KVH’s mission is to connect mobile customers around the globe with the same digital television entertainment, communications, and Internet services that they enjoy in their homes and offices.
This release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include, for example, the functionality, characteristics, quality and performance of KVH’s products and technology; anticipated innovation and product development; and customer preferences, requirements and expectations. The actual results could differ materially. Factors that may cause such differences include, among others, those discussed in KVH’s most recent Form 10-K filed with the SEC. KVH does not assume any obligation to update its forward-looking statements to reflect new information or developments.
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