Jun 23, 2014

Gutierrez Named Group VP of RigNet Telecoms Systems Integration

HOUSTON, June 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RigNet, Inc. (Nasdaq:RNET) a leading global provider of managed remote communications solutions, telecoms systems integration services and collaborative applications to the oil and gas industry, today announced that Gerry Gutierrez has been named to the new position of Group Vice President, Telecommunications Systems Integration (TSI). Based at RigNet's Houston headquarters, Gutierrez will lead the global TSI business, which includes the systems integration business that came with the acquisition of Nessco in July 2012, and the Engineering and Integrated Services business acquired from Inmarsat in January of this year.

Gutierrez has had a long and successful career in process solutions and industrial automation at firms that include Honeywell and ABB. Most recently, he has served as Marketing Director, Global Major Projects at Honeywell. Before that, he served in general management and business development roles at Honeywell with U.S. and international experience that included Latin America and Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and an M.B.A., both from the University of Houston.

"We are delighted to have Gerry join the RigNet executive team, leading our TSI business," said Mark Slaughter, RigNet's CEO and president.  "His deep background in process solutions and automation, coupled with his global management experience, position him extremely well to lead our TSI business forward."

About RigNet

RigNet (Nasdaq:RNET) is a leading global provider of managed remote communications, telecoms systems integration and collaborative applications dedicated to the oil and gas industry, focusing on offshore and onshore drilling rigs, energy production facilities and energy maritime vessels.  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 over 1,100 remote sites in over 45 countries on six continents, effectively spanning the drilling and production industry.  RigNet is based in Houston, Texas.  For more information, please visit www.rig.net.  RigNet is a registered trademark of RigNet, Inc.

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