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ComMar Named KVH’s Florida Representative for Marine Products


ComMar’s Ken Smaga and Brandon Wollard are leading the Florida effort on behalf of KVH and its award-winning line of marine products

MIDDLETOWN, RI – May 1, 2015 – KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) announced today that it has named ComMar Sales as its manufacturer’s representative for KVH’s marine satellite antenna systems, services, and products in Florida. ComMar already represents KVH in the Mid-Atlantic and Gulf Coast regions of the United States and will now extend its efforts to include the Sunshine State, for both the commercial and leisure markets.

“We have been working with ComMar for more than 20 years and we are very excited to extend their work into Florida, one of our premier markets,” says Jim George, KVH director of sales for satellite products in the mobile broadband group. “Tim Conroy and Norm MacLeod, ComMar’s president and vice president, have created one of the strongest rep groups in the country by providing outstanding customer support. We’re delighted to have them expand their role with KVH.”

ComMar’s team in Florida is led by Ken Smaga and Brandon Wollard. Smaga, who  handles western Florida from his Tampa base, has more than 20 years of senior management experience and has strong relationships with boat builders, dealers, and distributors. Wollard, who handles eastern Florida from his Palm City base, is a Florida native and avid boater whose family has been involved in the marine industry for three generations.

KVH’s award-winning marine products include the TracVision antenna systems for bringing satellite TV programming to vessels of all sizes and types, and the TracPhone satellite communications antenna systems, which provide satellite Internet and VoIP service at sea via KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband satellite network. KVH also recently introduced the IP-MobileCast content delivery service, which utilizes multicasting technology to affordably deliver entertainment and operations content to ships at sea.

Note to Editors: For more information about KVH marine products and services, please visit the KVH website. High-resolution images of KVH products are available at the KVH Press Room Image Library.

About ComMar Sales, LLC

ComMar Sales has represented leading marine products, brands, and services for more than 25 years, and is an industry connection for all businesses working in commercial and recreational boat building and repair. A networked group of knowledgeable professionals with hands-on experience in the marine industry, the ComMar team works throughout the Northeast, Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Gulf Coast areas of the United States. ComMar Sales is a member of the National Marine Representatives Association, the National Marine Manufacturers Association, and the National Marine Distributors Association.

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 a leading provider of maritime training. KVH is based in Middletown, RI, with research, development, and manufacturing operations in Middletown, RI, and Tinley Park, IL. The company’s global presence includes offices in Belgium, Brazil, Cyprus, Denmark, Hong Kong, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

KVH, TracVision, TracPhone, IP-MobileCast, and Videotel are 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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