Peter Coffman joins KVH to lead commercial marine sales effort

(MIDDLETOWN, RI – APRIL 18, 2008) – KVH Industries hired Peter Coffman to the new position of Manager of Commercial and Industrial Maritime Markets. Coffman brings his expertise and guidance to KVH’s expanding sales and distribution efforts in the offshore transport and exploration and production sectors, and will focus on global commercial opportunities for the TracPhone® V7 satellite communications system and mini-VSAT Broadband service.
Coffman comes to KVH with comprehensive experience in field engineering, sales and marketing of offshore satellite communications technology with industry leaders including Marlink, Nera SatCom AS, Schlumberger and IDB Communications.

“Peter is a valuable addition to our efforts in the commercial maritime market, and we’re excited to have him on our team,” said Ian Palmer, KVH’s executive vice president for satellite sales. “His extensive offshore industry expertise will help us to leverage our innovative satellite communications and television products in the commercial maritime communications industry, making our expansion into this broad and important market a success.”

By Professional Mariner Staff