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RigNet announces executive leadership changes

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Houston, Tx., USA - January 8, 2016, Houston, Tx., USA - RigNet, a provider of digital technology solutions to the oil and gas industry, announced executive changes.




The board has named Marty Jimmerson, RigNet's former senior vice president and chief financial officer, as interim president and chief executive officer, succeeding Mark Slaughter until a permanent replacement is identified.

As RigNet's senior vice president and chief financial officer, Mr. Jimmerson oversaw RigNet's global financial operations, including accounting, treasury, tax, corporate finance, information technology, supply chain management and investor relations.

He has more than 20 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas and wireless communications industries, working with companies such as Noble Drilling Corporation and American Tower.

Mr. Jimmerson has held accounting, finance and operations management positions with a focus on internal financial operations analysis and management, capital funding and strategic planning.

Having completed an executive education course in the Strategic Financial Leadership Program at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, he holds a B.A. in Accounting from Baylor University.

Further, Kevin O'Hara has been elected vice chairman of the RigNet board of directors.

Mr. O'Hara has been a RigNet board director since 2010. He served as CEO of Integra Telecom Inc., a facility-based communications company, where he was a director beginning in December 2009. He also served as chairman of the board for Elemental Technologies, a video processing company that was sold to Amazon in late 2015.

Mr. O'Hara was a co-founder of Level 3 Communications, Inc. and served in various roles, including executive vice president, president and chief operating officer.

Prior to his work with Level 3 Communications, Mr. O'Hara served as president and CEO of MFS Global Network Services, Inc., and as senior vice president of MFS and president of MFS Development, Inc.

He received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University.

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