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Marine Electronics Expert Ben Bettelli is Named KVH’s 2010 Sales Representative of the Year

Ben Bettelli (2nd from rt) receiving KVH Rep of Year Award


Bettelli, of Coast Marine Marketing, is playing a key role in expanding mini-VSAT Broadband into the commercial marine market in the Pacific Northwest

MIDDLETOWN RI -- KVH Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: KVHI) is pleased to name Ben Bettelli of Coast Marine Marketing, LLC, as its Sales Representative of the Year. Bettelli is a 9-year veteran of the consumer electronics industry. He joined KVH in 2004 as a field training manager and eventually became a regional sales manager for the company’s automotive products. He is now the Pacific Northwest sales manager at Coast Marine Marketing in Renton, WA, selling a variety of KVH products to diverse clientele in this maritime business hub.

KVH’s Sales Representative of the Year award is presented annually to recognize excellent service, productivity, consistently positive customer feedback, and commitment to KVH Industries. “Ben is an excellent example of why KVH’s commercial maritime sales efforts are flourishing, especially with our efforts to expand the use of our TracPhone V7 and mini-VSAT Broadband service aboard commercial vessels operating out of ports in the Pacific Northwest,” explains Jim George, director of sales for satellite products at KVH. “We are known as a company that strives for complete customer and dealer satisfaction, and representatives like Ben are key in helping us maintain that reputation, while bringing our products to a new audience.”

“I was completely floored when I found out,” says Bettelli. “It’s an amazing feeling, I’ve worked directly for KVH in the past so I understand the importance of such an award.”

In recent years, the TracPhone V7 has grown to become one of KVH’s most popular products, particularly among commercial mariners. Ben agrees, describing how easy it is to sell the system. “With the TracPhone V7, we have something completely unique which has made a big splash in a short amount of time,” he says. “It’s great to be a part of that and be the first to sell the product in the Pacific Northwest. The TracVision and TracPhone systems are a killer group of products, the absolute best in their categories with the best support, best service, and best performance of all the products on the market.”

About KVH Industries, Inc.

KVH Industries is a leading manufacturer of solutions that provide global high-speed Internet, television and voice services via satellite to mobile users at sea, on land, and in the air. KVH is also a premier manufacturer of high performance sensors and integrated inertial systems for defense and commercial guidance and stabilization applications. The company is based in Middletown, RI, with facilities in Illinois, Denmark, Norway, and Singapore.

KVH, TracVision, and TracPhone are registered trademarks of KVH Industries, Inc. “mini-VSAT Broadband” is a service mark of KVH Industries, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies.

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