MTN Satellite Communications Appoints Patty Lengel as Executive Sales Manager and Kerry Pettitt as Director of Sales for EMEA and Asia in Yacht Services Division

MIRAMAR, Fla., Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MTN Satellite Communications (MTN), the global provider of communications, connectivity and content services to remote locations around the world, today announced that the company's yacht services division has brought on industry veteran Patty Lengel as its new Executive Sales Manager and named Kerry Pettitt Director of Sales, EMEA and Asia. As yacht owners, charters and crew increasingly expect the same high-quality communications capabilities they have at home while at sea, the company is bolstering its yacht team to continue providing customers with high-quality, global VSAT connectivity solutions for these vessels.

Lengel will serve as Executive Sales Manager, leveraging her 17 years of yacht industry experience to focus on business development and maintaining existing relationships with the company's worldwide yacht partners and clients. Most recently, she spent six years as the Service Sales Representative for Derecktor Shipyards. Prior to joining Derecktor Shipyards, she was a Maritime Sales Manager for MedAire, a company that provides a direct link to doctors for entities in remote locations including private jets, commercial aircraft, shipping vessels and yachts. She also served as a crew member aboard both sailing and motor yachts, earning a U.S. Coast Guard license and circumnavigating the globe during her seven-year tenure at sea.

Pettitt will continue to work with existing yacht customers and Maritime Service Providers (MSPs), and focus on new business development in his role as the Director of Sales for EMEA and Asia. He will also oversee the sales team and customer account managers.

"MTN is known in the industry as a provider of world-class satellite communications, which is demonstrated by our presence on more than 50 percent of the world's largest yachts and our continued growth," said Derik Wagner, Managing Director, Yacht Services Division at MTN. "As we continue to expand our market share and leadership within the yacht community it is critical that our people understand the requirements of this unique marketplace. Both Patty and Kerry have years of real-world yacht experience and will help lead us to continued growth and success."

MTN's yacht solutions meet the communication needs of owners, captains and crew with seamless connectivity no matter where they set sail. The services can be customized and bandwidth can be upgraded to meet yachts' specific needs. The company provides flexible and guaranteed bandwidth and e-comfort solutions for passengers and crew including Internet and Wi-Fi to access applications such as Skype and Facebook, OceanPhone value calling plans to connect with friends and loved ones back home or at the office. For more information about MTN's yacht services, visit http://www.mtnsat.com/mtn-markets/yachts.

About MTN Satellite Communications

MTN Satellite Communications (MTN) is the leading global provider of communications, connectivity, and content services to remote locations around the world. MTN's maritime VSAT solutions and global satellite communications network offer the reliability that only "Always On – Always Available" systems can provide. More than 600 vessels and land-based terminals worldwide, including private yachts, cruise ships, commercial ships, offshore drilling and production sites, government and military vessels,  and ferries depend on MTN's voice and data networks to allow them to "be in the middle of nowhere and at the center of everything." Premium services include remote access for Internet, fixed and mobile phones, fax, television, onboard newspapers, banking services, direct payroll deposit for crew, and other enterprise solutions. MTN is based in Miramar, Fla. and has offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.mtnsat.com.


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Christy Pittman

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SOURCE MTN Satellite Communications



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