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Joe Pitcher Joins Maritime Training Leader Videotel as Sales Director


The new director has extensive experience working with shipowners and shipmanagers and will oversee Videotel’s business development

LONDON, U.K. – 4 December 2015 – Videotel, the leading international provider of e-Learning maritime training programs and a company of KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), has appointed Joe Pitcher as its sales director to lead business development efforts and liaise with Videotel’s global network of agents and sales offices.

“Joe brings with him a wealth of maritime sales experience and I am confident he will develop our already impressive client list and achieve further growth for Videotel,” says Nigel Cleave, CEO of Videotel. “Our team looks forward to working with him to promote our comprehensive range of training solutions.”

Previously, Pitcher was head of sales at V.Group Marine Services, providing a broad range of business support solutions to shipowners and shipmanagers as well as shipyards, oil and gas services, and marine equipment suppliers. Prior to that position, he worked in sales roles in the commercial maritime travel sector.

“Despite the tough market conditions out there, Videotel has continued to grow by producing high-quality products that meet the training needs of the maritime market,” says Pitcher. “My aim is to continue this trend by selling the benefits of quality training to shipowners and shipmanagers. Properly trained crew will not only carry out their duties safely, making serious accidents less likely, but they will be more motivated, loyal, and happier in their work.”

Videotel’s extensive selection of 950 maritime training programs is available in a range of formats, including computer-based training, e-Learning, Videotel on Demand, and DVD. In addition, Videotel’s Basic Training Package of 20 essential maritime training programs is available via KVH’s IP-MobileCast content delivery service, which multicasts entertainment and operations content to vessels at sea, and through an agreement with Inmarsat.

Note to Editors: For more information, please visit the Videotel website. For more information about the entire array of KVH’s maritime solutions, please visit the mini-VSAT Broadband website. High-resolution images of KVH products are available at the KVH Press Room Image Library.

About KVH Industries, Inc.

KVH Industries is a leading provider of in-motion satellite TV and communications systems, having designed, manufactured, and sold more than 175,000 mobile satellite antennas for applications on vessels, vehicles, and aircraft. KVH is also a leading news, music, and entertainment content provider to many industries including maritime, retail, and leisure. Videotel, a KVH company, is the market-leading provider of training films, computer-based training and e-Learning. KVH is based in Middletown, RI, U.S.A. with research, development, and manufacturing operations in Middletown, RI, and Tinley Park, IL, U.S.A. The company’s global presence includes offices in Belgium, Brazil, Cyprus, Denmark, Hong Kong, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

KVH, Videotel, and IP-MobileCast are trademarks of KVH Industries, Inc.  mini-VSAT Broadband is a service mark of KVH Industries.

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