RigNet names interim president and CEO

The board of directors of RigNet (NASDAQ: RNET) has named Marty Jimmerson, RigNet´s former senior vice president and chief financial officer, as interim president and chief executive officer (CEO), succeeding Mark Slaughter until a permanent replacement is identified.

RigNet will initiate a search for a permanent president and CEO in the coming weeks.

Further, Kevin O´Hara has been elected vice chairman of the RigNet board of directors. board Chairman Jim Browning will replace O´Hara as chair of its Corporate Governance and Nominating committee. O´Hara will no longer serve on the board´s Compensation committee.

Based in Houston, Texas, RigNet provides digital technology solutions to the oil and gas industry, focusing on serving offshore and onshore drilling rigs, energy production facilities and energy maritime vessels. It provides solutions ranging from fully managed voice and data networks to more advanced applications that include video conferencing and real-time data services to more than 1,100 remote sites in 50 countries on six continents, effectively spanning the drilling and production industry.