MTN Communications (MTN) today announced the promotion of Kevin McCarthy to the role of Chief Operations Officer (COO). 

Most recently, McCarthy served as senior vice president of network engineering at MTN. 

In that role, he led the strategy and infrastructure design of one of the industry’s most robust and reliable satellite and terrestrial networks for the cruise, megayacht, energy and maritime sectors.

McCarthy’s appointment to COO comes as the company transforms at-sea communications as it is known today with its next generation network, MTN Nexus™. 

The role expands McCarthy’s leadership in satellite and space operations to streamline delivery of greater service excellence, innovation and value to customers across all sectors.

“I have always been impressed with Kevin’s technical capabilities and how much he not only understands the company and our customers, but also the industry and the challenges our customers face every day,” said Errol Oliver, president and CEO of MTN. 

“In his new position, he will continue to optimize and develop our network so it remains second to none in the industry, as well as continue the expansion of MTN’s operational excellence through both our support teams and our technicians around the world.”

McCarthy is a recognized industry leader and innovator, regularly sought to present and educate at conferences and forums.  He has been with MTN since 1999, and previously worked for Electronic Data Systems (EDS -- now part of HP), with its client Norwegian Cruise Line.  McCarthy holds master’s degrees in computer information systems and finance. 

One of McCarthy's recent achievements was leading the design of the first Ku-Band High Throughput Multi-Spot Beam (MTN HTMS™) VSAT service for the cruise and yacht markets. The MTN HTMS service will provide dramatically higher speeds in key cruising regions, while retaining full backward compatibility with traditional Ku-Band satellites for global coverage.