RigNet Names Brian Keefover Vice President of Global Operations
Houston, TX - January 27, 2011 - RigNet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNET), a leading global provider of managed communications solutions for the oil and gas industry, has named Brian Keefover to the position of vice president of Global Operations, announced Mark Slaughter, RigNet's CEO & president.
"Brian's extensive experience in the oil and gas remote communications industry has played an extremely important role in RigNet's growth and success. He has strengthened our Company's operational excellence throughout the world, and we look forward to his continued involvement in RigNet's new life as a public company," said Slaughter.
Mr. Keefover is responsible for operational excellence throughout the Company, bringing 25 years of satellite and telecommunications experience with 18 years serving the oil and gas industry. He joined RigNet from CapRock Communications in 2008, where he served as director of operations, North America. Prior to that, he worked in a range of global remote communications and IT project and service management roles of increasing responsibility, including nearly a decade at Schlumberger. He has completed advanced management programs in Project and Technical Management at Texas A&M University and the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, respectively. He is also a decorated veteran of the US Armed Forces and was a non-commissioned officer and communications specialist for the US Army Signal Corps.
Addressing the communications challenges faced by oil and gas companies today in remote locations, RigNet uses the leading remote communications and IP networking technologies to provide high-quality solutions for broadband data, voice and video communications, as well as real-time data management. RigNet's turnkey solutions include installation, management and support for its customers' communications systems without requiring them to invest in and manage expensive telecommunications equipment. This allows RigNet's customers to enjoy high-quality, state-of-the-art communications services without the high costs and risks associated with an internal solution.
About RigNet, Inc.
RigNet (NASDAQ: RNET) is a leading global provider of managed communications, networks and collaborative applications dedicated to the oil and gas industry. RigNet provides solutions ranging from fully-managed voice and data networks to more advanced applications that include video conferencing and real-time data services to remote sites in over 30 countries on six continents, effectively spanning the drilling and production industry. RigNet is based in Houston, Texas. For more information, please visit http://www.rig.net/