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RigNet Names Rajesh Salem VP of Strategy & Marketing

HOUSTON, Jan. 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RigNet, Inc. (Nasdaq:RNET), a leading global provider of digital technology solutions to the oil and gas industry, today announced that Rajesh Salem has joined the Company in the new position of vice president, Strategy & Marketing. In this role, Salem will oversee the Company's existing strategy and marketing efforts and be responsible for new business development strategies and marketing plans that meet the evolving mission critical needs of the Company's demanding energy customers around the world.

Salem has had a long and successful career in strategy development and marketing at firms that include McKinsey, United Technologies, Panduit and Sears. Most recently, he served as head of Strategy & Marketing for Sears Commercial, a business unit of Sears Holding Corporation. In addition, he earlier served as director, Global Strategic Marketing at Stratos Broadband (later known as Inmarsat Enterprise Energy), which RigNet acquired in January 2014. He holds a Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, a Master of Science in Civil Engineering / Transportation from West Virginia University and an MBA from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.

"We are absolutely delighted to have Rajesh join the RigNet executive team, developing new growth strategies and overseeing our marketing efforts," said Mark Slaughter, RigNet's CEO and President. "Having worked closely with him in other corporate settings, I am highly confident his intelligence, skills and work ethic will make lasting contributions at RigNet."

About RigNet

RigNet (Nasdaq:RNET) is a leading global provider of digital technology solutions to the oil and gas industry, focusing on serving offshore and onshore drilling rigs, energy production facilities and energy maritime vessels. RigNet provides solutions ranging from fully-managed voice and data networks to more advanced applications that include video conferencing and real-time data services to over 1,100 remote sites in over 45 countries on six continents, effectively spanning the drilling and production industry. RigNet is based in Houston, Texas. For more information, please visit www.rig.net. RigNet is a registered trademark of RigNet, Inc.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Brooks Albery Director - Digital Technology Solutions, RigNet Tel: +1 (281) 674-0111 media@rig.net

Source:RigNet, Inc.