LONDON, February 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Respected Maritime Expert Joins New Team
Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, today announced that Frank Coles has been appointed Senior Director - Maritime Services for Inmarsat's Global Xpress programme.
With 34 years in the maritime industry, Frank J. Coles has been able to apply a wealth of knowledge and give the mariner and ship owner exactly what they need to do their job and run their business. Coles was formerly the CEO and President of Globe Wireless, leading the development of the innovative Globe iFusion solution, launched in 2010.
Comments Leo Mondale, Managing Director, Global Xpress: "We welcome Frank Coles to Global Xpress. His immense breadth of maritime knowledge is much respected within the industry. He has a reputation for innovating and for competitive product development."
Coles is a Master Mariner, with a Master's Degree in Maritime Law from University of Wales, Cardiff, and he served 12 years as a deck officer at sea. This was followed by 5 years as a lawyer at Richards Butler (London) and Stephenson Harwood & Lo (Hong Kong).
Previous experience also includes General Manager with Pacific Basin Bulk Shipping.
Inmarsat plc (LSE: ISAT) is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. The company's services are delivered through a global network of more than 400 distribution partners and service providers operating in 100 countries. For the year ended 31 December 2009, Inmarsat plc had total revenue of US$1,038.1 million (2008: US$996.7 million) with an EBITDA of US$594.2 million (2008: US$531.2 million). For more information, please visit http://www.inmarsat.com.
SOURCE Inmarsat plc