MIRAMAR, Fla., Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MTN Satellite Communications (MTN), the global provider of communications, connectivity and content services to remote locations around the world, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Errol Olivier to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Olivier most recently served as the company's President and Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Mr. Olivier has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to joining MTN, he served as President and CEO of Broadpoint and President and COO of CapRock Communications. He is also recognized for pioneering the first commercial multi-tenant satellite telecommunication strategy for the oil and gas industry in the Gulf which revolutionized the way Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) services were delivered to the offshore energy market.
In addition to Mr. Olivier's appointment, Joe Wright, who served as MTN's Chairman of the Board of Directors, is now Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Wright is currently a Senior Advisor at Providence Equity Partners and Chart Capital Partners. He was previously Chairman of Intelsat, a provider of satellite and fiber services, and CEO of PanAmSat. Mr. Wright has an extensive government services background and served as Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in the White House under President Ronald Reagan.
"While witnessing the tremendous growth by way of consolidation in the VSAT industry over the past year, MTN chose to remain focused on delivering service and innovative solutions to key markets," said Wright. "As we look at 2012, Errol's background and leadership will continue the momentum of maintaining and growing MTN's leadership position as one of the strongest VSAT operators in the world and, at the same time, further diversifying the markets served through strategic initiatives. The focus will remain on innovative solutions for delivering telecommunications technology and solutions to a growing customer base and their passengers and crew as well as expanding our footprint globally in existing and new markets."
About MTN Satellite Communications
MTN Satellite Communications (MTN), the first company to offer a stabilized Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) satellite solution for ships at sea, has contributed to the evolution of the satellite industry over the past three decades, delivering communications solutions that address the needs of people moving around the world. Through MTN's reliable global satellite 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, commercial shipping, oil and gas, mega yachts, government entities and aviation markets. With sales and service offices, teleport gateways, Points of Presence (PoPs) and spare parts depots located in all corners of the globe, MTN's global footprint allows them to successfully serve more than 600 vessels sailing around the world and to U.S. government and commercial aircraft on transatlantic routes. In addition to bandwidth management, 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. For more information, visit www.mtnsat.com.
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