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EMC Enhances Executive Team by Appointing John Finney as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)
Satellite Industry Leader and Founding Member of O3b Brings Decades of Experience to EMC

MIRAMAR, Fla., Oct. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- EMC has appointed John Finney as chief commercial officer (CCO).  This appointment is to enhance the company's leadership in delivering the most mission-critical communications services, in the world's most remote locations, and for people and businesses on the move. 

John Finney joins EMC as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).

"We welcome John's experience and leadership," said Abel Avellan, founder and CEO, EMC.  "We are in the most pivotal growth stage our industry has seen.  John brings the strategy, deep market understanding and commercial development acumen to help us continue to grow at the same phenomenal rate we have experienced over the last years."

"In my view EMC is now the outright leader in global communications – especially satellite service provision," Finney said.  "I am really thrilled to be able to join a great team and be part of the exciting future EMC has ahead.  The company delivers the most mission-critical services to the most demanding customers in the most remote locations.  Its services are truly global, diverse, clearly differentiated and supported by a world-class team of seasoned professionals.  Owning and operating the most advanced global mobility platform in the world will make a vast difference for EMC going forward.  This is what quickly convinced me to join the company."

Finney has experience in leading and transitioning companies to make them world-class within their industries.  Prior to EMC, he was a founding employee and the CCO at O3b Networks with a broad range of responsibilities.  Finney also served as regional managing director of Ciena, running the company's Northern Europe and CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) operations.  Before Ciena, he held several executive leadership positions.  At Alcatel-Lucent, he was a global business unit leader and at Huawei, he was the first European employee responsible for the company's entry and growth strategies.

Finney is a satellite and telecommunications industry trailblazer, sought after speaker, and Global Telecoms Business has cited him as a Top 40 Global Telecoms Executive three years consecutively.

About EMC

EMC specializes in mission-critical communications and content for organizations and people on the move in the most remote locations.  At sea, on land and in the air, the company provides seamless, reliable connectivity and access, leveraging its wholly-owned and operated satellite-terrestrial-cellular broadband network with fully meshed Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) interconnected teleports.  EMC delivers mission-critical communications, Internet, live TV, on-demand video, voice, cellular and 3G services worldwide.  The company operates in 140 countries and runs 52 global field support centers.  The established EMC team, in business for 35 years, with unprecedented infrastructure and 20+ patented technologies, delivers industry firsts time and again.  EMC hires and trains its own field engineers to flexibly deploy support quickly around the world.  The company tailors its services for the most demanding users of mission-critical applications for the following sectors -- energy, cruise & ferries, yachts, commercial shipping, mobile network operators, government, The United Nations (UN) & non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and global enterprises.  For more information, visit

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