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KVH Industries Names Chairman and Lead Director


MIDDLETOWN, R.I. -- KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) announced today that Martin Kits van Heyningen has been elected Chairman of the Board. Mr. Kits van Heyningen, one of the founders of the company, will fill this role in addition to retaining his current positions as President and Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds Mr. Arent Kits van Heyningen, who recently retired from the board and has been elected Chairman Emeritus.

At the same time, Mr. Mark S. Ain has been named Lead Director for KVH's Board of Directors. In this role, Mr. Ain will coordinate the activities of the other independent directors and perform such other duties and responsibilities as the Board of Directors determines. Mr. Ain has been a member of the Board since 1997, and currently holds the post of Chairman of the compensation committee. He is the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kronos Incorporated, which he founded in 1977.

About KVH Industries, Inc.

KVH Industries, Inc., is a premier manufacturer of systems to provide access to live mobile media ranging from satellite TV to telephone and high- speed Internet for vehicles and vessels as well as a leading source of navigation, pointing, and guidance solutions for maritime, defense, and commercial applications. The company's products are based on its proprietary mobile satellite antenna and fiber optic technologies. An ISO 9001-certified company, KVH is based in Middletown, Rhode Island.

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