iDirect Appoints Chris Norem As Chief Financial Officer

Herndon, Va., March 22, 2010 – VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems Inc. (VT Systems), today announced it has promoted Chris Norem to the role of Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Norem had previously served as Vice President of Finance for iDirect since 2006. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.

Mr. Norem brings more than 17 years of finance experience to iDirect with a track record of helping businesses expand through acquisition and strategic growth. Before joining iDirect, Mr. Norem held several leadership positions with U.S. companies, including most recently Sprint Nextel and eLink Communications. Mr. Norem holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Radford University in Virginia.

“Chris has contributed greatly to driving iDirect’s financial success over the last several years. He has provided exceptional counsel to our leadership team, helping iDirect expand our operations internationally and become the second largest enterprise VSAT systems manufacturer in the world. Under Chris’ leadership, we expect to achieve even greater growth and expand how we can serve our partners’ own business priorities.”

Chief Executive Officer, iDirect


iDirect, a subsidiary of VT Systems, is transforming the way the world gets and stays connected. The company’s satellite-based IP communications technology enables constant connectivity for voice, video and data applications in diverse and challenging environments. These include extending private networks to remote offices; supporting mobile connectivity across land, sea and air; providing rural telephony and Internet broadband; and maintaining communications in the wake of disasters and network failures. The iDirect Intelligent Platform™ integrates advanced technology into iDirect’s portfolio of hubs, routers and network management software to address the growing complexity of deploying and managing global IP networks. With more than 13 years of global satellite communications experience, iDirect serves customers in 50 countries through a diverse network of channel partners, including some of the largest satellite providers, operators and carriers in the world and seven of the World Teleport Association’s Global Top Ten. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, iDirect has offices in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Please visit

VT Systems is a diversified company providing solutions to the commercial and government markets in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors.
VT Systems products and services include aircraft inspection, maintenance and modification; software solutions in training and simulation; satellite-based IP communications technology; network solutions that integrate data, voice and video; rugged computers and computer peripheral equipment; specialized truck bodies and trailers; weapons and munitions systems; road construction equipment; and shipbuilding. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., VT Systems operates globally and is a wholly owned subsidiary of ST Engineering. Please visit

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