|RigNet Opens Full-Service Office in Macae, Brazil, Names Mauricio Rubinsztajn as General Manager
HOUSTON, March 14, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RigNet, Inc. (Nasdaq:RNET),
a leading global provider of managed remote communications solutions to
the oil and gas industry, today announced the opening of a full-service
office in Macae, Brazil under the leadership of Mauricio Rubinsztajn,
RigNet's general manager for Brazil.
RigNet's Macae office, a sales and service center, positions RigNet to
provide high-quality managed remote communications solutions and
collaborative applications to drilling contractors, oil and gas
operators and oilfield service companies conducting business in Brazil.
"We are excited to announce the opening of our country office in Macae,
the hub of the oil and gas industry in Brazil," said Hector Maytorena,
RigNet's vice president and general manager, Western Hemisphere. "The
office is fully operational, run by a team of knowledgeable sales
representatives and highly-trained field support personnel. In addition
to providing sales and services, RigNet has an in-country warehouse for
inventory and sparing, allowing for speedy deployment and service."
Rubinsztajn has joined RigNet from Harris CapRock Communications where
he served most recently as director of operations, South America. His
extensive remote communications background includes management and
sales roles with STM Networks, Intelsat and Embratel. He holds a B.Sc.
in communications engineering from the Military Institute of
Engineering (IME) in Rio de Janeiro and an MBA from the University of
"At RigNet, we are strongly committed to providing our clients in
Brazil with industry-leading robust communications solutions,"
Rubinsztajn said. "We have built a strong base of field support that
allows us to scale to our customers´ demands. This helps to
solidify RigNet's reputation in Brazil as a premier provider of remote
communications solutions for the oil and gas industry."
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About RigNet, Inc.
RigNet (Nasdaq:RNET) is a leading global provider of managed remote
communications, networks and collaborative applications dedicated to
the oil and gas industry, focusing on offshore and onshore drilling
rigs, energy production facilities and energy maritime. RigNet provides
solutions ranging from fully-managed voice and data networks to more
advanced applications that include video conferencing and real-time
data services to remote sites in over 30 countries on six continents,
effectively spanning the drilling and production industry. RigNet is
based in Houston, Texas. For more information, please visit
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