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RigNet Appoints Brendan Sullivan as CTO/CIO

Houston, Tex., June 1, 2017--RigNet, Inc. (NASDAQ:RNET) announces that Brendon Sullivan will join its executive management team as Chief Technology/Information Officer (CTO/CIO). Sullivan will support RigNet’s strategic initiatives, aligning the company's product architecture with business priorities, and will work to streamline business processes.

 

Boeing’s Dawn Harms and DataPath’s David Myers Named Chairperson and President of SSPI

New York City, May 18, 2017--- The Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) today announced the appointment of Dawn Harms, Vice President of Business Development, Boeing Satellite Systems International, as its new Chairperson, and David Myers, President & CEO, DataPath, as President of its Board of Directors through March 2018.

Thomas Birner Joins Qvest Media

Cologne, Germany, April 1, 2017--Qvest Media, a systems architect for broadcasting and media technology, is expanding its business in the UK and Northern Europe and has appointed Thomas Birner as Head of Sales for these regions. With immediate effect, he will be responsible for strengthening and establishing the company’s activities in these markets. The goals are to build close customer and business relationships, to develop new distribution channels and to drive Qvest Media’s growth.

 

Thuraya Appoints Acting CEO

Dubai, UAE, April 1, 2017--Thuraya Telecommunications Company announced that Mr. Ahmed Al Shamsi, Chief Technology Officer has been appointed as temporary Acting Chief Executive Officer of the company, assuming the role immediately.

AvL Technologies Announces Strategic Hires on its Engineering Team

Asheville, N.C., March 3, 2017–AvL Technologies announces three new strategic hires on its Engineering team. Ian Timmins, Ph.D., has joined AvL as Principal RF Engineer and is responsible for key research and development efforts, Rich Tarpley as Director of Strategic Product Development and Wayne Holt recentlyas a Senior Mechanical Engineer.

World Teleport Association Names Global Eagle’s Abel Avellan 2017 Teleport Executive of the Year

New York, NY, March 1, 2017--The World Teleport Association (WTA)  announced that Abel Avellan, President and Chief Strategy Officer of Global Eagle has been named as its 2017 Teleport Executive of the Year. Mr. Avellan will be honored during WTA’s Teleport Awards for Excellence luncheon on March 7 during SATELLITE 2017 in Washington, DC. The Teleport Executive of the Year award is presented to an individual for demonstrated entrepreneurship, leadership and innovation in the development or operation of a teleport-based business.

Globecast Appoints Sylvain Merle as CTO

Paris, France, Feb 15, 2017— Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, has announced the appointment of Sylvain Merle to the post of CTO, effective immediately. Sylvain assumes overall responsibility in ensuring that the company’s technical and economic approach with clients is aligned with the latest industry developments.

 

Thaicom Appoints New Chief Strategy Officer

Nonthaburi, Thailand,  February 6, 2017– Satellite operator Thaicom today announced the appointment of satellite industry veteran Dr. Supoj Chinveeraphan as its Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). Among Dr. Chinveeraphan’s responsibilities will be leading the growth of Thaicom as an Asian brand, inclusive of marketplace strategy, market positioning, partnerships, and operations.

 

AsiaSat Appoints Woolston as new CCO

Hong Kong, February 1, 2017–Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) announced the appointments of Barrie Woolston as new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and Sabrina Cubbon in a new role of Vice President, Business Development & Strategy.

 

Denis Arrufat Rejoins Signalhorn

Backnang, Germany, January 13, 2017--Denis Arrufat will re-join Signalhorn to drive channel sales specifically with its partner Deutche Telekom.Arrufat, who worked with Signalhorn between 2002 and 2014 in a number of roles, most recently was responsible for the sales to Deutsche Telekom within Signalhorn.