Houston, Texas, 6 November 2014 – SpeedCast International Limited (SpeedCast), a leading global satellite telecommunications service provider, has today announced, following the recruitment of Keith Johnson last month, the establishment of a new Energy Division and the opening of a new office in Houston, Texas, to meet customers’ growing demand for services globally. The new Energy Division will consolidate all of SpeedCast’s existing business activities for the energy sector into one streamlined operational unit. The new Houston office extends SpeedCast’s global operations to serve the energy market and represents its commitment to addressing the needs of oil and gas and energy customers around the world.
With established offices across Australia, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, SpeedCast has over ten years’ of experience in providing tailor-made communication solutions to many companies in the oil and gas sector. SpeedCast’s solutions help companies manage their remote site requirements for real-time data, voice, video, M2M, and crew moral services.
The new Energy Division, strategically headquartered in Houston, Texas, will be headed by Keith Johnson, Senior Vice President / GM. Mr. Johnson will lead a global team to deliver solutions for energy customers who expect high reliability and uncompromising customer service. While leveraging SpeedCast resources in multiple global locations, a local team is being built in Houston to provide local sales, field service, engineering, and program management to support customers and their requirements, in the Americas and in particular in the critical Gulf of Mexico region.
”Our expansion into the North American market reinforces our commitment to deliver high-quality, reliable managed network services to our customers globally and to support them wherever they operate. With many of the largest global energy companies based in Houston, this was an obvious choice for us to open our Energy Division. This location will allow us to be closer to key decision makers and provide them with alternatives for their needs globally,” said Pierre-Jean Beylier, CEO of SpeedCast. “Energy customers require exceptional uptime service and support. Our new Energy Division, led by Mr. Johnson, is being constructed to offer the best-in-class service and support to our customers,” Beylier added.
“Energy customers operating in the Americas will realize tremendous benefits from our strong, focused team based in Houston, along with the support of our global teams throughout SpeedCast,” said Keith Johnson, Senior Vice President / GM Energy Division, SpeedCast. “We will leverage our global strengths to deliver superior managed services to our energy customers throughout the world. This latest move by SpeedCast demonstrates our commitment to the global energy market and our customers,” Johnson added.
Today SpeedCast delivers managed services for over 1000 rigs and vessels and for over 3000 land-based sites, supporting customers operating in a wide range of environments in more than 60 countries. This extensive expertise, combined with SpeedCast’s proven track record in the energy sector, gives the company a deep understanding of the needs of energy customers for both their offshore and land-based operations.