Industry veteran will direct human resources initiatives across company and diverse business units
Middletown, RI – December 22, 2016 – KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), announced today that Jordan Vargas has joined the company as vice president of human resources, assuming responsibility for more than 600 employees in locations around the world.
“We are delighted that Jordan has joined KVH, bringing his wide-ranging experience at both large and small companies,” says Martin Kits van Heyningen, KVH’s chief executive officer. “With his background at companies involved in technology services, manufacturing, and consumer products, he is extremely well positioned to direct our efforts. We’re looking forward to putting his experience and creativity to work in continuing to build our world-class team.”
Most recently, Mr. Vargas was the vice president for technology and network operations at Time Warner Cable in New York City, where he led efforts to improve productivity and retain skilled talent. Before that, he held high-level human resources positions with companies in New York and New Jersey.
“I am thrilled to join KVH, especially at this exciting time in its global growth and expansion. I look forward to playing a role in bringing talented people to this exciting company and continuing its tradition of excellence,” says Mr. Vargas. “KVH is known for its innovative spirit and commitment to its customers, and it is an honor to join the team.”
Mr. Vargas holds a bachelor’s of science in industrial engineering from Pratt Institute, in New York, and a master’s of business administration from the University of New Haven, in Connecticut.
About KVH Industries, Inc.
KVH Industries leading manufacturer of solutions that provide global high-speed Internet, television, and voice services via satellite to mobile users at sea and on land and is a leading news, music, entertainment, and training content provider to many industries including maritime, retail, and leisure. KVH Industries is also a premier manufacturer of high-performance sensors and integrated inertial systems for defense and commercial guidance and stabilization applications. KVH is based in Middletown, RI, with research, development, and manufacturing operations in Middletown, RI, and Tinley Park, IL. The company’s global presence includes offices in Belgium, Brazil, Cyprus, Denmark, Hong Kong, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, the Philippines, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.