RigNet Names Greg Burns VP of Human Resources

HOUSTON, Feb. 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RigNet, Inc. (Nasdaq:RNET), a leading global provider of digital technology solutions to the oil and gas industry, today announced that Greg Burns has joined the Company in the position of vice president, human resources. In this role, Burns will oversee the Company's global human resources efforts that include building, maintaining and engaging the industry's best employee base.

Burns has had a successful career in human resources at firms as diverse in size as Schlumberger, Cooper Industries and MicroSeismic. Most recently, he served as vice president, human resources for MicroSeismic. In addition, he earlier served as human resources director at Cooper Lighting Division, and in a fifteen year career at Schlumberger, held a number of human resources positions of increasing responsibility. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alabama, and an MBA from Erasmus University's Rotterdam School of Management.

"We are pleased to welcome Greg to the RigNet executive team, leading our human resources strategies and programs," said Mark Slaughter, RigNet's CEO and president. "I am confident his prior HR experience, gained in both more and less mature corporate settings, will translate well to RigNet's fast-evolving environment and need for engaged talent."

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.

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Source:RigNet, Inc.