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January 17th, 2018

Speedcast's New Chief Information Officer ... His Responsibilities Include a New Department 

Speedcast International's new hire,  Chief Information Officer,  will take on global responsibilities based out of Houston, Texas, as well as be in charge of a new department.

Speedcast International Limited (ASX: SDA), provider of fully managed, remote communication and IT solutions, announced the appointment of John Truschinger as Chief Information Officer (CIO), who will report to CEO Pierre-Jean Beylier.

John Truschinger

Truschinger is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps where he served as a sergeant until being honorably discharged in 1981. He has 35 years’ experience working in IT and supply chain, and most recently held the position of SVP and CIO for Transocean until 2015. Over the past two years Truschinger has worked as a private consultant, providing IT, executive coaching and team-building related services to corporations. As Speedcast’s CIO, he will be based in Houston and will assume global responsibility for IT, supply chain, QHSE and facilities, which were functions previously under the COO. He will also be in charge of a new department, digital transformation, which is being created as the group intends to further enhance its customers’ experience.
Truschinger, CIO, of Speedcast said that he is thoroughly impressed with Speedcast's growth, leadership and overall business strategy, and is excited to join such a dynamic company where he believes he can truly make a difference. He continued that the company’s investments in people and its core C.A.S.T. values strongly correlate to his personal ideologies, using a ‘people-focused’ approach to build great teams that provide great service. He thinks that the similarities in their approaches will help them to significantly advance this organization.   
PJ Beylier, CEO, of Speedcast stated that he is excited to add John to their executive team in this new CIO role, which entails some key areas of responsibility. Beylier continued that Truschinger's expertise and leadership in developing global IT and supply chain functions will be key to the success of Speedcast’s vision moving forward. In addition, John’s experience as a leader in charge, among other things, of key IT and communications activities at one of the top global energy organizations will prove very valuable as Speedcast continues to build its leadership position in the energy sector.
As the organization increases its focus in 2018 on streamlining operations and providing an exceptional customer experience, Truschinger began his role at Speedcast on January 15. After the significant integration of the company’s global network in 2017, Speedcast now manages an internationally robust satellite-based communications network, leveraging over 70 satellites and a wide global terrestrial network, and the industry’s team of over 200 field engineers in 40 countries. The company strives to be a strategic business partner for its customers, supporting them wherever they operate with highly reliable communications and IT services, driving innovation and helping them transform their business through digital solutions.