Slaughter and Jimmerson Join RigNet Leadership

RigNet, Inc., which provides managed communications solutions for the upstream oil and gas industry, has named Mark Slaughter as president and chief operating officer and Marty Jimmerson as chief financial officer. Slaughter's responsibilities will include sales, business development, operations, engineering, and information technology. Jimmerson will oversee the company's global financial operations. Both Slaughter and Jimmerson will report directly to RigNet's chief executive officer, Omar Kulbrandstad.

"I am pleased that Mark and Marty will be joining our leadership team. Mark has a proven track record of accomplishments in progressive general management positions in the energy, telecommunications, and remote communications fields," said Kulbrandstad. "Marty brings outstanding qualifications in finance and operations management. His background in the offshore drilling and telecommunications industries is a great fit for us. Both will certainly play integral roles in our drive for continued accelerated growth as well as the operational and fiscal management of the Company."

Slaughter has over twenty years of experience in oilfield services and remote communications, including various general management and senior staff roles at Halliburton Company and as president of Stratos Global Corporation's Broadband Division. He most recently served as vice president and general manager of Chubb USA and Counterforce USA, which are business units of United Technologies' UTC Fire & Security. In this new role at RigNet, he will work closely with sales, operations, and engineering to drive continued top line growth while strengthening the Company's ability to expand margins and improve cash flow through improved operating discipline. Slaughter has an A.B. from Harvard College and an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business.

Jimmerson has over thirteen years experience in the upstream oil and gas and wireless telecommunications industries, working with companies such as Noble Drilling Corporation and American Tower. In the CFO role, he will work with the management team to enhance the Company's growth strategy, as well as strengthen financial processes and performance. Jimmerson has a B.A. in accounting from Baylor University and is a certified public accountant.

Addressing the communications challenges faced by oil and gas companies today in remote locations, RigNet uses satellite and networking technologies to provide solutions for broadband data, voice and video communications, as well as real-time data management. The company has worldwide installations throughout 21 countries and 6 continents, spanning the global offshore drilling and production industry.

Based in Houston, Texas, RigNet has offices in Louisiana, Brazil, Malaysia, Nigeria, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, UAE and the UK.