Globecomm Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: GCOM), a leading communications solutions provider, today announced the hiring of Brian Morris as Senior Vice President of their Media and Entertainment market channel, reporting to Keith Hall, president and chief operating officer. In this newly created role Mr. Morris will be responsible for Globecomm’s strategic direction and businesses initiatives focused on serving Content Providers and Service Providers on a global basis and leveraging Globecomm’s expertise in engineering, design, provisioning, and support of video distribution networks into adjacent market verticals. “Globecomm Systems realizes the opportunities associated with supporting content providers and services providers as they evolve their media services in an environment requiring media conductivity and consumption anytime, on any devices while supporting the traditional media business models and video delivery infrastructures supporting today’s robust media markets,” stated Mr. Morris. Prior to joining Globecomm Systems, Mr. Morris served as Vice President of Global Business Development for Cisco Systems Digital Media Networks Division. In this capacity, Brian lead the overall strategy and business development efforts in the broadcast, cable, IPTV, and contribution market segments with a focus on video distribution solutions. Brian was with Cisco for 18 years and previously had served as Vice President of R&D, Operations and Product Management at Scientific Atlanta/Cisco, during which time he was responsible for developing content distribution, satellite delivery, and headend products for the company. He also led several key initiatives in this role, including the development of the PowerVu product line, H.264 Advanced Compression Technologies and various other video systems solutions. Before joining Cisco, Brian held various domestic and international positions with Siemens Telecommunications Division in research and development, product management and operations. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Central Florida and his MBA from the Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College.
Keith Hall, President and COO of Globecomm, said: “Developing our solutions offerings and building industry specific depth to our management team is an important element of our vertical market vision and we are very excited to add a well respected, industry leader to our team. Our capabilities and solutions lend themselves nicely to the rapidly evolving media and entertainment market opportunities and we feel Mr. Morris is a great fit to help us better penetrate this channel.”About Globecomm Systems Globecomm Systems Inc., (“we”, “our”, “us” or “Globecomm”), is a leading global communications solutions provider. Employing our expertise in emerging communication technologies, including satellite and other transport mediums, we are able to offer a comprehensive suite of system integration, system products, and network services enabling a complete end-to-end solution for our customers. We believe our integrated approach of in-house design and engineering expertise combined with a world-class global network and our 24 by 7 network operating centers provides us a unique competitive advantage. We focus this value proposition to selective vertical markets, including government, wireless, media, enterprise, and maritime. As a communications solutions provider we leverage our global network to provide customers managed access services to the United States Internet backbone, video content, the public switched telephone network or their corporate headquarters, or government offices. We currently have customers for which we are providing such services in the United States, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Based in Hauppauge, New York, Globecomm Systems also maintains offices in Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, the Netherlands, South Africa, Hong Kong, Germany, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and Afghanistan. This press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward looking statements are based on management's current expectations and observations. You should not place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements because the matters they describe are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Our forward-looking statements are based on the information currently available to us and speak only as of the date of this press release. Over time, our actual results, performance or achievements may differ from those expressed or implied by our forward-looking statements, and such difference might be significant and materially adverse to our security holders. We have identified some of the important factors that could cause future events to differ from our current expectations and they are described in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, including without limitation under the captions ''Risk Factors'' and ''Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,'' and in other documents that we may file with the SEC, all of which you should review carefully. Please consider our forward-looking statements in light of those risks as you read this press release.