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KVH Industries Inc (KVHI.OQ)

KVHI.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Martin Kits van Heyningen

56 2007 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Donald Reilly

57 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Brent Bruun

50 2016 Chief Operating Officer

Daniel Conway

61 2012 Executive Vice President - Guidance and Stabilization

Elizabeth Jackson

2017 Senior Vice President - Strategy, Chief Marketing Officer

James Dodez

56 2013 Senior Vice President - Marketing and Strategic Planning

Robert Balog

51 2008 Senior Vice President - Engineering

Mark Woodhead

2017 Senior Vice President - Training and Content

Jennifer Baker

39 2017 Principal Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller

Felise Feingold

45 2009 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Mike Mitsock

2015 Vice President of Marketing

Jordan Vargas

2016 Vice President - Human Resources

Robert Kits van Heyningen

58 1998 Vice President - Research and Development, Director

Mark Ain

74 1997 Lead Independent Director

Stanley Honey

60 1997 Independent Director

Bruce Ryan

71 2003 Independent Director

Charles Trimble

71 1999 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Martin Kits van Heyningen

Mr. Martin A. Kits van Heyningen is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of KVH Industries Inc. Mr. Kits van Heyningen, one of our founders, has served as our president and a director since 1982, chief executive officer since 1990, and as our Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2007. From 1980 to 1982, Mr. Kits van Heyningen was employed by the New England Consulting Group, a marketing consulting firm, as a marketing consultant. Mr. Kits van Heyningen received a B.A., cum laude, from Yale University and has been issued six patents. Our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee determined that Mr. Kits van Heyningen should serve as a director because of his more than 30 years of industry experience as well as his executive leadership and management experience as our founder, president, chief executive officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Donald Reilly

Mr. Donald W. Reilly has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective December 19, 2016. Mr. Reilly served as Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Nortek, Inc., a publicly traded manufacturer and distributor of products and systems for use in building and remodeling homes and commercial structures, from November 2011 until its acquisition by Melrose Industries PLC in September 2016. From January 2011 to November 2011, Mr. Reilly served as Chief Financial Officer of Evergreen Solar, Inc., a publicly traded manufacturer of solar panels, wafers and cells. In August 2011, Evergreen Solar filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under the United States Bankruptcy Code. From 2000 until January 2011, Mr. Reilly held several senior financial positions at GTECH Corporation, a gaming technology and services company acquired by Lottomatica, SpA in August 2006 (and now part of International Game Technology PLC), including Chief Financial Officer of GTECH from June 2007 to January 2011 and Vice President of Business and Financial Planning from 2000 to 2007. Before joining GTECH, Mr. Reilly served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Amtrol, Inc., a manufacturer of water system solutions and HVAC products, from 1998 to 2000 and as Corporate Controller and Director of Finance for A.T. Cross Company, a publicly traded manufacturer and distributor of fine writing instruments, from 1992 to 1997. Mr. Reilly began his career at Ernst & Young LLP, where he served as a senior audit manager in Providence, Rhode Island and later at its national office in Cleveland, Ohio.

Brent Bruun

Mr. Brent C. Bruun is Chief Operating Officer of KVH Industries Inc. Mr. Bruun formerly served as our Executive Vice President of Mobile Broadband, a position he held since November 2012. From January 2011 to November 2012, he served as our Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development. He served as our Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development from July 2008 to December 2010. From January 2008 until joining KVH, Mr. Bruun worked as a private consultant. From January 2007 until January 2008, Mr. Bruun served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for SES AMERICOM, a satellite operator providing services via a fleet of geosynchronous satellites covering North America. In this position, he concentrated on global mobile broadband opportunities with particular emphasis on the maritime and aeronautical markets. Other positions held at SES AMERICOM included President of Americom’s Managed Solutions Division from July 2004 until December 2006 and Senior Vice President of Business Development from July 2002 until June 2004. Previously, Mr. Bruun held positions at KPMG LLP and General Electric. Mr. Bruun holds a B.S. in accounting from Alfred University and is a certified public accountant.

Daniel Conway

Mr. Daniel R. Conway is Executive Vice President- Guidance and Stabilization of KVH Industries Inc. From January 2003 to November 2012, he served as our vice president of business development for military and industrial products. From March 2000 to December 2002, Mr. Conway was the vice president of sales and marketing at BENTHOS Inc., an oceanographic technology company with customers in the marine, oil and gas, government and scientific markets. From 1980 to January 2000, he served in a variety of positions at Anteon (formerly Analysis & Technology), including vice president for new business development and acquisition integration from 1997 to January 2000 and vice president of operations for the Newport, Rhode Island operation from 1991 to 1997. Mr. Conway served for five years as a member of the U.S. Navy nuclear submarine force and was a Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve (Naval Intelligence) for more than 10 years. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with post-graduate studies in nuclear engineering, and he received an M.B.A. from the University of Rhode Island.

Elizabeth Jackson

Ms. Elizabeth Jackson is Senior Vice President - Strategy, Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. Ms. Elizabeth is an experienced CMO and entrepreneur with proven results at both Fortune 100 and small start-up companies, and we are delighted that she has joined KVH," says Martin Kits van Heyningen, KVH chief executive officer. " Her expertise includes brand building, new product development, corporate and marketing strategy, and market research across many industries." Ms. Jackson has worked at a variety of companies including Proctor & Gamble, Campbell Soup Company, Summer Infant, and HookLogic, a Bain Capital Ventures portfolio company in ad tech performance marketing. Most recently, Ms. Jackson was CMO at DOTS Technology Corp, an NEA portfolio company in health tech, building a novel protein detection platform for consumer and industrial use. "I am very excited to join KVH and direct the marketing efforts for such an innovative company, especially one that is active in so many vital markets," says Ms. Jackson. " From the mobile technology that provides connectivity to commercial mariners around the globe to the inertial navigation systems that support the emerging world of unmanned and autonomous platforms, KVH is a leader." Ms. Jackson has a B.A. from Princeton University and an MBA from INSEAD in France.

James Dodez

Mr. James S. Dodez is Senior Vice President - Marketing and Strategic Planning of KVH Industries Inc. From March 2007 to February 2013, he served as our vice president of marketing and strategic planning. From October 1998 to March 2007, he served as our vice president of marketing. He served as our vice president of marketing and reseller sales from 1995 to October 1998, and from 1986 to 1995, he served as our marketing director. Before joining us, Mr. Dodez was the marketing director at MagrattenWooley, Inc., an advertising agency, where he managed KVH's account from 1985 to 1986. Mr. Dodez received a B.S. in business with an emphasis in marketing from Miami University.

Robert Balog

Mr. Robert J. Balog is Senior Vice President - Engineering of KVH Industries Inc. Previously, he served as our vice president of engineering, satellite products from February 2005 to October 2008. From June 2003 to January 2005, Mr. Balog served as president of his own engineering contract services company, Automation Services, Inc., a contract product development and services group specializing in a wide range of automation solutions. From June 2001 to May 2003, Mr. Balog served as vice president of engineering at ADE Corporation. From 1989 to April 2001, Mr. Balog held a number of positions at Speedline Technologies, Inc., a supplier of capital equipment to the electronics assembly industry, including general manager and vice president of research and development. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Surface Mount Equipment Manufacturers Association, serving as Chairman and numerous other positions. Mr. Balog is the recipient of 11 U.S. patents. Mr. Balog holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Purdue University.

Mark Woodhead

Mr. Mark Woodhead has been appointed as Senior Vice President - Training and Content of the Company., effective on the first of January 2017. Mr. Woodhead's background is in content acquisition and production; he has been in the shipping sector since 2000, when he was commercial director of TEAMtalk Media Group, and he launched Headland Media in 2006. He led a rollup of shipping service businesses, including brands such as NEWSlink, Walport, and Shipboard Video Express. He is passionate about improving the visibility and welfare of crew and using cutting-edge technology to deliver home comforts and training to crew in remote locations.

Jennifer Baker

Ms. Jennifer L. Baker is Principal Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller of the Company. Ms. Baker has served as our Corporate Controller since November 2014 and subsequently became our Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller. From October 2013 to November 2014, she served as our Assistant Controller. From December 2012 to September 2013, Ms. Baker served as Director of Corporate Accounting and SEC Reporting at Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., then a publicly traded provider of professional translation and localization services. From December 2010 to December 2012, Ms. Baker served as Senior Manager at The Corporate Finance Group, Inc., a financial consulting firm providing advisory services on a variety of complex accounting, reporting, and tax issues. Ms. Baker began her career at KPMG LLP, where she most recently served as an audit senior manager in Richmond, Virginia. Ms. Baker is a certified public accountant and, holds a bachelor of science in accounting and masters of accountancy from the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Felise Feingold

Ms. Felise B. Feingold is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of KVH Industries Inc. Before joining us, from January 2004 until July 2007, she held the position of vice president and general counsel for The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) USA, Inc., which operated the Brooks/Eckerd pharmacy chain, comprising more than 1,800 stores. Her other experience includes six years, from September 1998 to December 2004, as an attorney with the international law firm of McDermott, Will & Emery. Ms. Feingold holds a B.A. in government from Cornell University, a J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law, and an M.B.A. from Boston University Graduate School of Management.

Mike Mitsock

Mr. Mike Mitsock is Vice President of Marketing of KVH Industries, Inc. Mr. Mitsock's experience includes positions at the vice president, senior vice president, and chief marketing officer (CMO) levels in the technology and software sectors across a number of industries, including such companies as Lotus Development, Tele Atlas, and Optum, and at various Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers. His experience covers all areas of marketing, including product marketing, sales enablement, demand generation, communications, public relations, marketing automation, and social media. A Boston-area native, Mr. Mitsock has an excellent technical background in addition to his business and marketing experience, earning a bachelor of science degree in nuclear engineering from MIT, a master of science degree in mechanical engineering from Northeastern University, and an MBA specializing in marketing and strategic management from Boston University.

Jordan Vargas

Mr. Jordan Vargas serves as Vice President - Human Resources of the Company. Most recently, Mr. Vargas was the vice president for technology and network operations at Time Warner Cable in New York City, where he led efforts to improve productivity and retain skilled talent. Before that, he held high-level human resources positions with companies in New York and New Jersey. Mr. Vargas holds a bachelor's of science in industrial engineering from Pratt Institute, in New York, and a master's of business administration from the University of New Haven, in Connecticut.

Robert Kits van Heyningen

Mr. Robert W. B. Kits van Heyningen is Vice President - Research and Development, Director of KVH Industries Inc. He served as one of our directors since 1982 and as our vice president of research and development since April 1998. From September 2008 to June 2009, he also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Rhode Island School of Engineering. From 1982 to April 1998, he served as our vice president of engineering. From 1979 to 1982, Mr. Kits van Heyningen was an associate engineer at the Submarine Signal Division of Raytheon Company and from 1977 to 1984, he served as a consultant to various companies and universities. Mr. Kits van Heyningen received a B.S. in physics from McGill University with a minor in computer science. Our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee determined that Mr. Kits van Heyningen should serve as a director because of his more than 30 years of industry experience, combined with his extensive background in engineering, as well as his 33 years of experience as a member of our Board of Directors.

Mark Ain

Mr. Mark S. Ain is Lead Independent Directors of KVH Industries Inc. He serves on the Board of Directors of Kronos Incorporated, which he founded in 1977 and served as CEO until 2005. Mr. Ain also serves on the Board of Directors of Xcerra Corporation and various other private companies and charitable organizations. He received a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from the University of Rochester. Our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee determined that Mr. Ain should serve as a director because of his 18 years of experience as a member of our Board of Directors combined with his executive and management experience serving as founder, chief executive officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kronos Incorporated as well as his experience as a member of the Board o f Directors of Xcerra Corporation and various private companies.

Stanley Honey

Mr. Stanley K. Honey is Independent Directors of KVH Industries Inc. Mr. Honey served as the Director of Technology for the America's Cup Event Authority from April 2011 through December 2013, and as a consultant thereafter. From January 2004 through January 2005, Mr. Honey served as the chief scientist of Sportvision Systems, LLC, which he co-founded in November 1997. He served as president and chief technology officer of Sportvision Systems, LLC, from 2000 to January 2004 and as its executive vice president and chief technology officer from 1998 to 2000. From 1993 to 1997, Mr. Honey served as executive vice president of technology for the New Technology Group of News Corporation. From 1989 to 1993, Mr. Honey served as president and chief executive officer of ETAK, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of News Corporation. Mr. Honey founded ETAK in 1983 and served as its executive vice president of engineering until News Corporation acquired it in 1989. Mr. Honey received a B.S. from Yale University and an M.S. from Stanford University. Our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee determined that Mr. Honey should serve as a director because of his 18 years of experience as a member of our Board of Directors as well as his executive and management experience serving in numerous senior level executive positions, his experience as co-founder of Sportvision Systems, LLC and founder of ETAK and his extensive knowledge of our marine customer base and the industry.

Bruce Ryan

Mr. Bruce J. Ryan is Independent Directors of KVH Industries Inc. Mr. Ryan is currently involved in private consulting. From February 1998 to November 2002, he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Global Knowledge Network, a provider of information technology and computer software training programs and certifications. From 1994 to 1998, he served as the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Amdahl Corporation, a provider of information technology solutions. Mr. Ryan previously had a 25-year career at Digital Equipment Corporation, where he served in various executive positions, including senior vice president of the financial services, government and professional services business group. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of two private companies and served as a director of UTStarcom, Inc. from April 2008 to December 2010. He received a B.S. in business administration from Boston College and an M.B.A. from Suffolk University. Our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee determined that Mr. Ryan should serve as a director because of his more than 11 years of experience as a member of our Board of Directors combined with his experience as a member of the Board of Directors for numerous private and public companies, his familiarity with accounting matters, as well as his executive and management experience serving as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Global Knowledge Network and Amdahl Corporation, both providers of information technology, and his 25 years of experience at Digital Equipment Corporation.

Charles Trimble

Mr. Charles R. Trimble is Independent Directors of KVH Industries Inc. From 1981 to 1998, he served as the president and chief executive officer of Trimble Navigation Limited, a GPS company that he founded in 1978. Previously, he served as the manager of integrated circuit research and development at Hewlett-Packard's Santa Clara Division. Mr. Trimble is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering, and he was Chairman of the United States GPS Industry Council from 1996 to 2013. In addition, Mr. Trimble is a member of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Board of Trustees. He received a B.S. in engineering physics, with honors, and an M.S. in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology. Our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee determined that Mr. Trimble should serve as a director because of his 16 years of experience as a member of our Board of Directors combined with his executive leadership and management experience as co-founder, president and chief executive officer of Trimble Navigation Limited as well as his experience as an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering, Chairman of the United States GPS Industry Council and a member of the California Institute of Technology Board of Trustees.