By Craig Ritchie

kvhUS communications equipment manufacturer KVH Industries Inc announced Wednesday that Chris Holm has joined the company as vice president of human resources, a newly created role within the company.

“We are delighted that Chris has joined KVH, bringing his strong focus on the technology and manufacturing sectors in both public and private companies,” said KVH chief financial officer Peter Rendall. “Chris will guide KVH to continue to attract, motivate, and retain high-performance employees, and his global experience will be invaluable.”

Holm has considerable international HR experience, having held previous senior positions in the US, Europe, China, Malaysia and India over the course of a 20-year career. In his new role, he will work from KVH’s corporate headquarters in Middletown, Rhode Island.

KVH Industries manufactures high-speed Internet, television and voice communications equipment for maritime, retail and leisure markets, and is a provider of news, music and entertainment content. The company’s global presence includes offices in Belgium, Brazil, Cyprus, Denmark, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore and the UK. In the past two years, the company’s workforce has grown from fewer than 400 to more than 500 employees worldwide.