RigNet Names New Manager of Strategic Business Development

RigNet appointed John Bush as manager - Strategic Business Development, the position of which will be focused on extending the Company's remote communications and collaborative applications to new geographic and vertical markets.

Reporting directly to Mark Slaughter, CEO and president, Mr. Bush will be pursuing long-range business development projects, particularly in attractive overseas markets where RigNet is underpenetrated or has no presence. Said Mr. Slaughter, "With our new long-term strategy in place, we are pleased to be adding John to the team in a role that will build on our leadership position in remote communications and collaborative applications across the globe."

Mr. Bush comes to RigNet with industry experience in the areas of circuit manufacturing, aerospace technologies, and software development. He holds a B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, with a minor in Telecommunications Engineering, from Western Carolina University.

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 solution includes installation, management and support for its customers' communication 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.