Corporate Structure

VT iDirect’s parent company, Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems; www.vt-systems.com), and its subsidiaries are providers of engineering solutions, products, and integrated systems and services. VT Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd. (ST Engineering). As part of the larger ST Engineering family, our combined synergies enable expansive technology capabilities, leadership across multiple vertical industries and broad access to global resources for VT iDirect's network of partners.

iDirect Government, created in 2007, is a wholly owned subsidiary of VT iDirect and was formed to better serve the US government and defense communities.

VT iDirect® Executive Team

Kevin Steen Kevin Steen
President and Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Steen is president and chief executive officer of VT iDirect, a global leader in IP-based satellite communications. Steen joined VT iDirect in 2010 and has served as a key member of VT iDirect’s leadership team, where he has been responsible for charting the company’s strategic growth across sales, operations and business development. Steen has led a major effort across VT iDirect and its global partner base to advance the role of satellite technology in the end-to-end telecom network; identify new market opportunities for satellite communications, and collaborate with VT iDirect’s ecosystem to co-develop industry-leading technology.

Steen has more than 20 years of experience in technology business development and operating executive positions. Prior to joining VT iDirect, he was Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions at SAP Americas, where he participated in strategic M&A activities.

Steen holds an MBA from Northeastern University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Denver. He sits on several boards in a financial and operations advisory capacity.



Chris NoremChris Norem
Chief Financial Officer

Chris Norem is chief financial officer for VT iDirect, responsible for the company’s finance and strategic planning efforts.

Norem was appointed to the position in February 2010, and previously served as vice president of finance since 2006. He also has held many other top financial positions at U.S. companies, including Sprint Nextel and eLink Communications, since beginning his finance career over 17 years ago.

Under Norem’s leadership, he has helped VT iDirect increase operations internationally and become the second largest enterprise VSAT systems manufacturer in the world.

Norem is a graduate of Radford University in Virginia.



Andy TomaszewskiAndy Tomaszewski
Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer

Andy Tomaszewski is the chief information officer and chief information security officer at VT iDirect, where he is responsible for developing and managing VT iDirect’s computing and IT strategic plans, business applications, end user support, and management information services.

Previously, Tomaszewski held the position of vice president, Envisioning Services at CoreBTS, a technology solutions company. An industry-recognized expert in Security and Risk Assessment, he began his career in programming and architecture working at firms including Integrated Information Systems and Novell.

Tomaszewski holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, earned his Management and Leadership Certification from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and is certified in CISSP, TOGAF, and Project Management.



Sultan Ennab Sultan Ennab
Senior Vice President, Engineering

Sultan Ennab is the senior vice president of engineering at VT iDirect where he is responsible for leading the global engineering organization, and charting the company’s current and strategic technologies enabling the development of products and services for both the commercial and government markets. As a key member of the VT iDirect leadership team, Ennab plays a critical role in fulfilling the company’s growth vision through innovations and partnerships to advance the role of satellite technology as the industry becomes part of a much broader ecosystem.

Ennab has over 25 years of experience in building engineering organizations, leading them through people, process, technology and product transformation. Most recently he led Aclara’s engineering organization where he delivered Cloud solutions to support the utility industry. He has also held senior engineering leadership roles at Kronos, Fidelity Investments and UNIFI Communications.

Ennab earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and electronics from Prince Faisal University and holds a Six Sigma certification.



John Arnold John Arnold
Senior Vice President, Global Sales

John Arnold is the vice president of global sales at VT iDirect where he is responsible for developing and executing strategies to accelerate the company’s revenue growth. With over 20 years of sales and operational leadership experience in the satellite and telecommunications industries, Arnold leads the company in identifying, assessing and developing new business opportunities and strategic partnerships with VT iDirect partners and third-party clients.

Prior to this position, Arnold was the regional vice president of Asia Pacific (APAC) at VT iDirect. His knowledge of the APAC region allowed VT iDirect to increase its ability to support regional customers, address new markets across Asia, and support the global business of our APAC-region customers.

Arnold held a variety of senior sales, business development, engineering and installation/project management positions in various VSAT service providers and equipment manufacturers. He also served in various positions in the Australian Defence Force in the Communications and Avionics fields.



Julie Bettinger Julie Bettinger
Vice President, Corporate Marketing

Julie Bettinger joined iDirect as vice president of corporate marketing in 2007. In this position she is directly responsible for the development of the iDirect brand, company messaging and marketing communication and channel marketing programs.

Prior to joining iDirect, Bettinger was vice president of marketing at TANDBERG, a global leader in visual communications. During her 11 year tenure with TANDBERG, Bettinger held various marketing leadership positions that were instrumental to the development the global marketing organization and TANDBERG’s leadership market position.

As vice president of marketing for the Americas theatre, her role encompassed the overall responsibility of strategic direction and execution of marketing communication programs and promotions designed to increase demand for TANDBERG solutions. These areas include corporate messaging, channel and vertical outreach programs, customer retention programs, events and public relations.

Bettinger holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Sheffield University, England.



Toni KousiafesToni Kousiafes
Vice President, Product Management

Toni Kousiafes is the Vice President of Product Management at VT iDirect where she is responsible for driving the overall product strategy. Under her leadership, the team’s mission is to validate market requirements and identify new growth opportunities; implement dynamic, differentiated whole product solutions that expand and enable the ecosystem; and ensure product deliverables meet partners’ business needs and provide customer-driven value.

Kousiafes has over 20 years of distinguished, international performance in product and portfolio management, business development and marketing within the telecommunications and satellite industry. She has over eight years’ experience at VT iDirect, where she grew her role from senior product manager to vice president.

Prior to VT iDirect, Kousiafes held leadership positions in product management and business development where she gained extensive experience and knowledge in test and measurement and service providers.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland.



Amy CahoonAmy B. Cahoon
Vice President, Human Resources

Amy Cahoon joined VT iDirect in October 2009 from SAP, where she was the global HR lead for mergers and acquisitions and a member of the SAP Labs U.S. HR Leadership Team. Prior to SAP, she held HR management positions in companies spanning a variety of industries, including Renaissance Worldwide (telecommunications consulting), FitzGerald Communications (high tech PR), Amicore (electronic medical record software), and Frictionless Commerce (supplier relationship management software).

Cahoon earned a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and an M.A.T from Simmons College and she currently sits on the Board of Directors for StageSource Boston, an arts services organization advancing the art of theatre in the greater Boston region.



Caroline KahlCaroline Kahl
General Counsel

Caroline Kahl is general counsel at VT iDirect, where she is responsible for managing the company’s legal affairs. Kahl brings over 20 years’ experience advising public and privately held high technology, telecommunications and emerging growth companies. She has an extensive legal background in international business, complex technology agreements, risk management, corporate governance and intellectual property protection.

Prior to VT iDirect, Kahl worked at Ascom Network Testing, Inc., a leading global provider of hardware and software products and solutions to test, benchmark and analyze mobile network performance. She served as general counsel and a member of the executive management team.

Kahl holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Connecticut College and a Juris Doctor degree from the Catholic University of America.