HOUSTON, Jan. 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RigNet, Inc. (Nasdaq:RNET), a leading global provider of managed remote communications solutions to the oil and gas industry, announced today the appointments of Molly McGuirk to the position of Region Manager – United States and Mike Neugebauer to Director – Global Operations & QHSE. "I am delighted to be announcing these two management appointments," said Mark Slaughter, president and CEO of RigNet. "Working with Molly over the past three years at RigNet, I am confident in her ability and commitment to serve the needs of our customers in the Continental United States and Gulf of Mexico, and Mike brings deep knowledge of the remote communications industry and years of experience. I feel these appointments are both in recognition of the importance of customer service as a key area of focus for the continued growth and success of RigNet." McGuirk, who has been serving as director – global operations & QHSE, will have profit-and-loss responsibility for RigNet's operations in the United States, both offshore and onshore, as well as for international operations in the Gulf of Mexico. She brings over 24 years of business experience to the role, including general manager for electronic and physical security firm Redhawk at United Technologies' UTC Fire & Security and IKON Office Solutions. McGuirk has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Psychology from the University of Oregon, an MBA from Marylhurst University and is a graduate of United Technologies' Emerging Leaders Program held at the University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business. Neugebauer brings over 15 years of experience in the remote communications industry, serving most recently as managing director, North America/Canada for Harris CapRock Communications. He will be functionally responsible for the development, implementation and management of global operations and QHSE in order to support the regions in their service delivery and support with common processes, systems and training. Neugebauer holds an Associates of Applied Science in Satellite Communications from Mitchell Technical Institute and is a veteran of the United States Army.