MIRAMAR, Fla., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MTN Satellite Communications (MTN) announces the appointment of Margaret ("Peg") Grayson to the position of president of MTN Government Services (MTNGS). MTNGS is a Leesburg, Va.-based subsidiary of MTN.
Ms. Grayson joined MTN as CFO in 2011, bringing a strong leadership track record in the government and commercial communications markets. She is a member of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) appointed by President Obama, and previously appointed by President George W. Bush. Due to her expertise in cyber security, Ms. Grayson has participated in several comprehensive studies designed to provide the President, through the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, advice on the nation's critical infrastructure sectors and their information systems. She co-chaired four published studies for the NIAC on infrastructure risks and vulnerabilities, as well as community resilience and recovery.
Prior to joining MTN, Ms. Grayson held senior management positions in policy, regulatory compliance, risk management and finance at Honeywell Aerospace and Defense, Spacehab, Inc. and V-ONE Corporation. Ms. Grayson has served on the boards of public and private companies in healthcare and international risk management, and is on the Dean's Council and Advisory Board of the School of Business at the State University of New York in Buffalo.
"MTN gained traction more than 30 years ago by deploying the first stabilized VSAT (very small aperture terminal) antenna at sea for a U.S. Government customer," said Errol Olivier, CEO and president, MTN. "Over the years, as we grew, we were able to gain a solid foothold in a diverse set of markets. However, we have never taken our eye off the government sector. With Peg's background in government and extensive knowledge of cyber security, it was a natural transition to put her in this leadership position. Our government customers demand seamless, secure, dependable communications from broadcasting major live events to messaging real-time mission critical data in a secure environment with zero tolerance for mistakes. With Peg at the helm, MTNGS is in an excellent position to step up and deliver even further innovation to help customers better achieve their missions."
MTN Satellite Communications is the leading global provider of maritime communications, connectivity and content services to remote locations around the world. MTN was the first company to offer a stabilized, very small aperture terminal (VSAT) satellite solution for ships at sea, which has contributed to the evolution of the satellite industry over the past three decades. Through MTN's reliable global communications network and expertise, the company continues to deliver solutions across various markets while addressing the unique challenges and needs for each. Today, MTN offers services and solutions to cruise lines, ferries, commercial ships, mobile and fixed oil and gas vessels, mega yachts and government entities. MTN delivers and supports a broad array of integrated turnkey services, including remote access for Internet, VoIP, voice services, remote IT management, global vessel tracking, bandwidth optimization, real-time video capabilities, crew calling solutions and other enterprise solutions. The company has a major development program underway for its next-generation network, MTN Nexus(TM). MTN Nexus will revolutionize the way people communicate at sea by combining a maritime developed network, platform, and products. For more information, visit www.mtnsat.com.
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