Speedcast makes executive management changes

Speedcast International Limited (ASX: SDA), the world´s most trusted provider of highly reliable, fully managed, remote communication and IT solutions, has announced two changes to its executive management team, the company said.

Keith Johnson, currently EVP of Speedcast´s Energy Division, will take over from David Kagan as chief operating officer, while also keeping his existing Energy Division responsibilities. Kagan will be leaving Speedcast in early December due to personal and family commitments, but will remain as an advisor to the CEO on a limited-time basis.

Johnson joined Speedcast in 2014 after spending over 20 years at Harris CapRock Communications, where he held numerous senior operational roles, including heading global operations and business unit leadership roles. As part of the transition, the information technology, digitalization, supply chain, QHSE and facilities functions formerly under the COO will move under a newly created CIO role, which is under recruitment. The changes are effective December 1.

Erwan Emilian has joined Speedcast to lead the Enterprise & Emerging Markets division. Emilian comes to Speedcast from IEC Telecom Group, where he served for 10 years as CEO. Prior to this, Emilian held executive positions at several high-tech startups and Fortune 500 companies. He replaces Andrew Burdall who left the company to pursue another opportunity.

Speedcast International Ltd (ASX: SDA) is the world´s most trusted provider of highly reliable, fully managed, end-to-end remote communication and IT solutions. The company utilizes an extensive worldwide footprint of local support, infrastructure and coverage to design, integrate, secure and optimize networks tailored to customer needs. With differentiated technology, an intense customer focus and a strong safety culture, Speedcast serves more than 2,000 customers in over 140 countries via 39 teleports, including offshore rigs and cruise ships, 10,000+ maritime vessels and 4,500+ terrestrial sites. Speedcast supports mission-critical applications in industries such as maritime, oil and gas, enterprise, media, cruise and government. Learn more at www.speedcast.com.