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RigNet Names Hector Maytorena Group Vice President - Managed Services

HOUSTON, March 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RigNet, Inc. (Nasdaq:RNET), a leading global provider of digital technology solutions to the oil and gas industry, today announced that it has named Hector Maytorena to the new position of group vice president, Managed Services. In this new role, Maytorena will have global responsibility for leading RigNet's managed remote communications services business across the globe.

Mr. Maytorena has held several senior executive positions of increasing responsibility at RigNet, including group vice president, Eastern Hemisphere; vice president and general manager, Western Hemisphere; and vice president, Global Sales & Marketing. Prior to joining RigNet, he served as general manager of Southeast Texas for United Technologies' UTC Fire & Security. Maytorena has a long history within the remote communications industry, holding various sales, marketing and business development leadership roles with increasing responsibility at Stratos Global Corporation's Broadband Division (later called Inmarsat Enterprise Energy, which RigNet acquired last year).

"Hector has been a key member of RigNet's senior executive team since his arrival seven years ago," said Mark Slaughter, RigNet's CEO and president. "With this latest role, he now leads our managed remote communications business around the world. During these more challenging times for the oil and gas industry, I am confident his leadership will ensure that RigNet stays focused on building market share, expanding markets and building capabilities for the future."

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 1,200 remote sites in fifty 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: Rajesh Salem Vice President, Strategy & Marketing, RigNet, Inc. Tel: +1 (281) 674-0111 media@rig.net

Source:RigNet, Inc.