MIDDLETOWN – KVH Industries Inc. announced last week that Mark Guthrie has joined the company as vice president of global mobile broadband sales to manage the continuing development of the mini-VSAT Broadband network and related products and services.
Guthrie started his telecom career at British Telecom, a market leader in the telecommunications and satellite communications industry in the United Kingdom before joining Europe Star, where he was responsible for European sales and marketing strategies.
He later led the VSAT-managed-services group for the Europe, the Middle East and Africa region at Verestar. After Verestar was acquired by SES in late 2004, Guthrie served in a variety of roles in both the U.K. and U.S. offices, managing VSAT services, sales and operations for various markets. He was also responsible for IP Prime sales at SES before returning to the U.K. to lead the Satellite Leasing operation.
Mr. Guthrie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical/electronic engineering from Trent University, a Master’s degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Nottingham, and studied for his MBA at Henley Management College in the U.K.
KVH recently announced a four-part strategy for the next phase of development in its satellite communications business, including the introduction of its new TracPhone V-IP series systems and IP-MobileCast content delivery service, which is expected to be available later this year.