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Jeya Sithamparanathan Joins KVH to Manage Fiber Optic Gyro Sales in Europe

08.08.13

Newest addition to KVH’s sales team will manage market presence and manufacturer’s representative network for FOG products throughout Europe

MIDDLETOWN, RI – August 8, 2013 – KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) is pleased to announce that Mr. Jeyanathan (Jeya) Sithamparanathan has joined the company as European Sales Manager, FOG/OEM, to manage sales of fiber optic gyros (FOGs) and FOG-based systems in Europe. Mr. Sithamparanathan will also expand and manage KVH’s network of manufacturer’s representatives in the region. He will be based in KVH’s regional office in Horten, Norway.

“I am excited to welcome Jeya aboard, and we are looking forward to his contributions to our strategic initiatives,” says Jay Napoli, KVH’s vice president of FOG/OEM sales. “His extensive technical knowledge and experience in the European market will make him a valuable asset to KVH’s global FOG/OEM sales team.”

Mr. Sithamparanathan has extensive experience in engineering, project management, and sales and marketing of advanced technology projects to a broad range of industries including defense, aerospace, automotive, and energy. Prior to joining KVH, he managed European marketing, sales, and business development activities for OSI Optoelectronics. He has also held positions in Marketing and Engineering at SensoNor, a Norwegian MEMS gyro and accelerometer manufacturer, and served as vice president of project management at Tordivel Solar, developing automated wafer inspection systems (WIS) for the solar cell industry.

“I see a lot of interesting growth opportunities for FOGs in Europe,” says Mr. Sithamparanathan. “Commercial and defense customers need very precise solutions for an increasing variety of applications, and the KVH product line offers the ideal combination of performance, reliability, and affordability.”

Mr. Sithamparanathan holds a Master of Science (M.Sc) degree in Physics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

KVH’s versatile line of FOGs, Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs), and Inertial Navigation Systems (INSs) offers an ideal balance of size, weight, performance, and price for a range of guidance, stabilization, and pointing applications. KVH’s single- and multi-axis FOGs offer exceptional performance and easy-to-integrate design for gimbals, optical and sensor systems, payloads for unmanned or autonomous platforms, and IMU, GPS/IRS, and AHRS integration. KVH’s IMUs and INSs build upon the benefits of FOGs to bring precision navigation and stabilization to autonomous platforms, robotics, aerial and land surveying, motion sensing, oil and gas exploration, and pointing of antennas, cameras, and lasers, and can aid GNSS to create a reliable backup for GPS.

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, the UK, Singapore, the Philippines, and Japan.

This release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include, for example, statements regarding our ability to take advantage of available development opportunities and anticipated growth in market share for certain KVH products and services. The actual results realized by the company could differ materially from the statements made herein. Factors that may cause such differences include, among others, ongoing economic uncertainty; potential increased competition; new product and service offerings by our competitors; unanticipated declines in demand for our products and services; seasonal factors; the need for or delays in qualification of products to customer or regulatory standards; as well as the other factors discussed in KVH’s most recent Form 10-Q 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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