PETAH TIKVA, Israel, Jan. 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq:GILT) (TASE:GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today that Yuval Ronen has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective April 12, 2015.
Ronen has 15 years of combined financial and operational management experience with public and private companies across multiple industries. Prior to joining Gilat, Ronen served as VP Finance and Operations for the European and North American business unit of Orbotech Ltd. From 2007 to 2011, he served as CFO at Bynet Data Communications Ltd. Prior thereto, he served for 7 years in several finance positions, the most recent as VP Finance, at Ceragon Networks Ltd. Ronen holds a B.A. in Accounting and Economics and an M.B.A., both from Tel Aviv University, and is a Certified Public Accountant in Israel.
Ronen will succeed Yaniv Reinhold, who after 15 years at Gilat, will leave the Company to pursue other opportunities, but has agreed to be available for assistance during the transition period.
"Yuval Ronen's broad-based experience as a finance and operations professional, including with NASDAQ-listed public companies, gives him a solid platform for the job of Chief Financial Officer of Gilat," commented Erez Antebi, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. "We welcome Yuval and look forward to working with him as part of the Company's management team."
Antebi added, "Yaniv has been a key member of the Gilat management team and has contributed greatly to our success over the past 15 years. We thank him for his excellent service to the Company and wish him well in his future endeavors. With Yaniv's assistance, we expect a smooth transition for Yuval into his new position."
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd (Nasdaq:GILT) (TASE:GILT) is a leading provider of products and services for satellite-based broadband communications. Gilat develops and markets a wide range of high-performance satellite ground segment equipment and VSATs, with an increasing focus on the consumer and Ka-band market. In addition, Gilat enables mobile SOTM (Satellite-on-the-Move) solutions providing low-profile antennas, next generation solid-state power amplifiers and modems. Gilat also provides managed network and satellite-based services for rural telephony and Internet access via its subsidiaries in Peru and Colombia.
With over 25 years of experience, and over a million products shipped to more than 85 countries, Gilat has provided enterprises, service providers and operators with efficient and reliable satellite-based connectivity solutions, including cellular backhaul, banking, retail, e-government and rural communication networks. Gilat also enables leading defense, public security and news organizations to implement advanced, on-the-move tactical communications on board their land, air and sea fleets using Gilat's high-performance SOTM solutions. For more information, please visit us at www.gilat.com
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