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RigNet reshuffles executives following merger of Inmarsat energy business

Iain Morris
July 22, 2014
Remote monitoring player RigNet has announced a number of staffing changes linked with the integration of Inmarsat’s enterprise energy business unit, which it agreed to buy for $25 million in August last year.

The moves are also in response to “high business activity” and for management development purposes, said the company in a statement.

The reshuffle will see Chris Lambert become regional vice president for the Gulf of Mexico, having recently served as regional vice president for the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia.

RigNet (Houston, TX, USA) noted that it offers a range of technologies to oil and gas customers in the Gulf of Mexico, its largest region in terms of revenues.

Lambert will move to the regional headquarters office in Scott, Louisiana in taking up his new role.

RigNet has also appointed Brian Keefover the regional vice president of North America Land, and Ricky Begnaud as the new regional vice president of the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia, replacing Lambert.

Keefover was formerly regional vice president of the US and will take charge of RigNet’s managed remote communications business – which serves onshore drilling, completion and production sites – in his new position.

Keefover will also manage the M2M SCADA business that RigNet acquired from Inmarsat (London, UK) and which serves the midstream pipeline industry in the continental US.

Begnaud, who was previously operations manager for the Western hemisphere, will move to Doha, Qatar to take up his new responsibilities.

“I am pleased to be announcing these moves for some of our key general management leaders at RigNet,” said Mark Slaughter, RigNet’s chief executive and president. “We are both positioning our management to better serve our oil and gas customers' evolving needs and also providing career development and advancement opportunities for key line leaders.”
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