RigNet appoints vice president of business services

RigNet, Inc., a provider of remote communication services to the oil and gas industry, has appointed Morten Hagland Hansen as vice president of business services.

In his new role, Mr Hansen's primary responsibility will be to work across the sales, engineering, operations, products/solutions and marketing functions to ensure workflows as RigNet develops, provisions and supports remote communications solutions around the world. He previously served as vice president, global engineering and Operations. He has more than 15 years of experience in information technology and telecoms engineering, design and deployment.

In addition, the company has appointed Boyd Skelton as director of products and solutions. Mr Skelton previously served as manager, planning and corporate development. He is now assuming a new role developing and managing products and solutions for RigNet's customers that meet their current and anticipated needs.

"I am delighted to be announcing these two leadership appointments," said Mark Slaughter, president and CEO of RigNet. "Morten Hansen has demonstrated success in several important roles over his long tenure at RigNet. Coming out of a planning role, Boyd Skelton is well-positioned to lead our renewed efforts to develop innovative solutions for our oil and gas customers. I look forward to what these two leaders will contribute in their new roles."