MIRAMAR, Fla., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MTN Satellite Communications (MTN) announces the appointment of Chris Leber as executive vice president, commercial business development. Mr. Leber will drive the business development and strategy for MTN's commercial market segments -- the cruise, yacht, commercial, and oil & gas industries.
Mr. Leber brings more than 30 years of extensive business development, strategy, sales, profit and loss (P&L), and marketing experience in the communications and satellite sectors. Most recently, he served as vice president of business development at ViaSat. He also served as vice president and general manager of VSAT networks at ViaSat. Prior to that, he held executive roles at Global Access International and Comsat Corporation/Lockheed Martin. Mr. Leber is a tenured leader in building and leading satellite and communications product and service initiatives, managing P&L, growing start-ups, and directing complex global satellite network projects.
"Chris brings a broad array of experiences to MTN, with a proven track record in driving value through services, innovation and service excellence," said Errol Olivier, MTN CEO and president. "We look forward to having him join our team, especially at this stage where we are rolling out our next-generation MTN Nexus™ network. Chris' leadership and overall contribution to the senior team will help MTN continue to deliver on its promise of an unmatched communications experience based on an intimate understanding of the customer."
MTN is the leading global provider of maritime communications, and connectivity and content services to remote locations around the world. MTN was the first company to offer a very small aperture terminal (VSAT) satellite solution for ships at sea, which has contributed to the evolution of the satellite industry over the past three decades. Through MTN's reliable global communications network and expertise, the company continues to deliver solutions across various markets while addressing the unique challenges and needs for each. Today, MTN offers services and solutions to cruise lines, ferries, commercial ships, mobile and fixed oil and gas vessels, mega yachts and government entities. MTN delivers and supports a broad array of integrated turnkey services, including remote access for Internet, VoIP, voice services, remote IT management, global vessel tracking, bandwidth optimization, real-time video capabilities, crew calling solutions and other enterprise solutions. The company has a major development program underway for its next-generation network, MTN Nexus™. MTN Nexus will revolutionize the way people communicate at sea by combining a maritime developed network, platform, and products. For more information, visit www.mtnsat.com.
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