Castor Networks appoints Filip Vanheer as Business Development Director Fleet and Offshore

Utrecht/De Meern, The Netherlands. Castor Networks, the Utrecht-based Satellite Service provider and teleport operator, has appointed Filip Vanheer as Business Development Director Fleet and Offshore. “Filip’s long term experience with global MNC’s and large corporations in the maritime industry will strongly support our ambitions in the field of merchant marine and offshore vessels,” says Edwin Cras, Managing Director. “It underlines our commitment to become a relevant player in the maritime market, and builds further on our acquisition earlier this year of Watum Solutions and the win of the Wagenborg fleet. In the maritime field, we obviously maintain our solutions for the leisure market, super and mega yachts.” Filip will be present at the Castor booth at the Norhipping exhibition in Oslo end of May.

“Castor Networks holds all the aces to offer a premium customer experience,” says Vanheer, “First as owner and operator of the teleport facilities and the platform. Secondly as seasoned provider of VSAT, Iridium and FBB services, Thirdly with the value added service suite of a specialized and experienced IT solutions provider of the former Watum Solutions, and finally an agile and ambitious management with short decision lines and an experienced and customer focused field force. Castor combines the customer intimacy of a small organization with the capabilities that are normally associated with much larger companies. I’m proud to be chosen to further build on their continuous success story by joining their sales team.”

Castor Networks is a leading Netherlands based satellite service provider and teleport operator. It provides VSAT and mobile satellite services to companies active in the Mining, Maritime and Energy industries, NGO's and Governments. Castor Networks was created in 2005 following a management buy-out. Now privately financed, the company is based in De Meern, The Netherlands and is owner-operator of two teleports. It provides services to an international client base both land based and maritime from its offices in The Netherlands, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Congo DRC, South Sudan and Mexico. Wholesale customers in the satellite industry are served with Teleport services, Virtual Network Operator (VNO) services and Satellite Capacity leasing.

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