PETAH TIKVA, Israel, March 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gilat Satellite Networks (Nasdaq:GILT) announced today that Erez Antebi, has decided to step down from the position of CEO of Gilat Satellite Networks. Dov Baharav, Gilat's Chairman of the Board will assume the position of interim CEO until a new CEO is appointed. The transition between Mr. Baharav and Mr. Antebi will take place during the second quarter of 2015. Mr. Baharav will remain Gilat's Chairman of the Board.
On behalf of Gilat's Board of Directors, Dov Baharav stated, "We recognize Erez's great contribution to Gilat over the many years in his various positions. His achievements include developing and leading a series of successful initiatives to enter new markets, as well as new product development, streamlining operations and improving cost savings. These and others have helped establish a solid foundation for Gilat's future," Mr. Erez Antebi said. "After many years in the company and 3 years as CEO, I'm happy to see its success and strong momentum going forward. I am proud of having led the company back to a profitable path and turning Gilat into a true global leader in its space. Though I have decided to look for my next opportunities, I will always remain committed to Gilat's success."
Dov Baharav added, "Over the past year as Gilat's Chairman, I have come to know and appreciate the great assets of this company. We have leading edge technologies, a strong position and reputation in the market and most importantly a great team of people with a strong leadership. Our priority now is to raise the bar, and accelerate Gilat's innovation and growth going forward.
I strongly believe in Gilat's potential and I am fully committed to seize growth opportunities and propel Gilat to new heights."
Mr. Baharav joined Gilat's Board of Directors and was appointed Chairman in May 2014. Mr. Baharav previously served as Chairman of Israel Aerospace Industries and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Amdocs for 8 years. Mr. Baharav transitioned Amdocs back to a state of growth with annual revenues of over $3 billion, more than doubling over a span of a few years following his appointment.
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 90 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.
Gilat is a company under the control of the FIMI Private Equity Funds. For more information, please visit us at www.gilat.com
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