KVH Promotes Brent Bruun to Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Industry veteran to take the reins across key product lines and business groups to drive a seamless customer experience.
21 July 2016
KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) announced today that Brent Bruun, currently executive vice president of mobile broadband for the company, has been promoted to the newly created position of chief operating officer (COO). In this position, Mr. Bruun will assume direct responsibility for KVH’s corporate development, as well as operational responsibility for mobile communications products and services for maritime and land markets. His purview as COO covers the customer lifecycle from sales and manufacturing through customer onboarding and on into long-term services, support, and customer retention.
“In the eight years that Brent has been with KVH, he has demonstrated time and again his strategic vision and commitment to executional excellence,” says Martin Kits van Heyningen, CEO and president of KVH. “Building from our position of market leadership, and uniting the key portions of the customer experience, we look forward to Brent’s further contributions to our growth and to extending customer satisfaction and loyalty. Our solutions, particularly in commercial maritime, are the broadest in the industry, and we expect Brent will be instrumental in further broadening and deepening our customer base.”
Brent Bruun joined KVH in early 2008, and has served as executive vice president of the mobile broadband group, the company’s largest business unit. Mr. Bruun was previously senior vice president with satellite operator SES Americom, and gained strong corporate financial background from positions held with GE Capital and KPMG earlier in his career.
“I’m tremendously excited to be taking on this new role as COO,” says Brent Bruun. “We have many opportunities to drive toward providing the most comprehensive and seamless customer experience in the industry, allowing us to build on our current customer base and attract new customers as the move to VSAT accelerates. I’m looking forward to seeing further market growth and to driving greater shareholder value moving forward.”
KVH Industries, Inc., is a leading provider of in-motion satellite TV and communications systems, having designed, manufactured, and sold more than 200,000 mobile satellite antennas for applications on vessels, vehicles, and aircraft. KVH is also a leading news, music, and entertainment content provider to many industries including maritime, retail, and leisure. VideotelTM, a KVH company, is a market-leading provider of training films, computer-based training and e-Learning. KVH is based in Middletown, RI, with research, development, and manufacturing operations in Middletown, RI, and Tinley Park, IL. The company’s global presence includes offices in Belgium, Brazil, Cyprus, Denmark, Hong Kong, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.