Rhodes Communications
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Our Clients

We serve a diverse list of clients in a range of vertical markets worldwide.

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Our Clients

We serve a diverse list of clients in a range of vertical markets worldwide..

Our Current Client List:

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HUMPHREE

(Virginia Beach, VA)

Stabilization & Trim Systems

Humphree equipment is designed and manufactured to deliver world-class quality and reliability. Customer support and spare parts are available wherever and whenever needed, through our Head Office in Sweden or via our expanding network of local representatives around the world.

Upwing Energy, Inc.

(Cerritos, CA)

Artificial Lift Technology

Upwing Energy, Inc. provides the only artificial lift technology that increases the production and recoverable reserves of natural gas from conventional and unconventional wells by inputting energy into the gas stream.

EVERYWHERE Communications, Inc.

(Annapolis, MD)

Satellite Communications

EVERYWHERE Communications provides dual-mode cellular and satellite communications, powered by patented technology deployed in mission-critical environments. In or out of cellular coverage, we have you connected globally. EVERYWHERE.

AST&Science

(Miami, FL)

AST&Science was founded by satellite-industry pioneer, entrepreneur and inventor Abel Avellan, a 25-year veteran in the global satellite communications sector. He was the founder and CEO of EMC until it was sold to Global Eagle for $550 million in 2016. Avellan was named Satellite Teleport Executive of the Year in 2017 and was the recipient of the Satellite Transaction of the Year award by Euroconsult in 2015. Avellan is also co-inventor of 18 U.S. patented technologies.

ThinKom Solutions, Inc.

(Hawthorne, CA)

Broadband antenna

ThinKom Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of innovative highly affordable compact broadband antenna and products for aeronautical, on-the-move (OTM) and man-portable applications. With more than 640 aeronautical satcom antennas currently deployed, ThinKom offers a range of reliable, proven technology solutions for the consumer, enterprise, first responder, civil, military and intelligence communities.

Western Branch Diesel

(Portsmouth, VA)

Western Branch Diesel is a family-owned distributor providing sales and service of diesel engines and transmissions for marine and industrial markets. Based in Portsmouth, Virginia, the company has 11 branch offices covering Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and North Carolina. The company’s 280 employees include over 150 technicians.

Torqeedo

(Starnberg, Germany)

Marine electric drives

Torqeedo is a pioneer in the development and commercialization of electric and hybrid marine propulsion technology. Founded in 2005, Torqeedo is headquartered in Starnberg, Germany and sells its award-winning products in over 50 countries around the world.

Elcome International

(Dubai)

Marine systems integrator and ship service

Founded in 1969, Elcome has been serving the marine industry as an innovative, reliable and high quality system integrator, distributor, installer and after-sales service agent of marine equipment, technologies and solutions.

Calnetix

(Cerritos, CA)

Permanent magnet power generation, waste heat recovery

Calnetix helps OEMs to meet industry demand for reliable, clean energy by providing our Thermapower® and Hydrocurrent™ ORC systems to recover and utilize waste heat, and our VDC® and REGEN™ flywheel systems to store and recycle energy.

Danelec Marine

(Copenhagen)

Bridge electronics for maritime industry

Danelec Marine is a leading manufacturer of VDRs (Voyage Data Recorders) with more than 6,000 installations worldwide and is strongly positioned in ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems). 

Clients’ Press Releases

Volvo Penta Appoints Stewart & Stevenson as A New Marine Power Center

June 28, 2018

(CHESAPEAKE, Va.) – June 28, 2018 – Volvo Penta of the Americas today announced the appointment of Stewart & Stevenson as a new Authorized Power Center for the marine industry.

Based in Houston, Stewart & Stevenson is a leading provider of specialized equipment, as well as aftermarket parts and service to the global oil and gas, marine, construction, power generation, transportation, material handling, mining, agricultural and other industries.

As a Volvo Penta Authorized Power Center, the company will be responsible for sales and service of Volvo Penta marine commercial and leisure propulsion solutions from five locations in Texas and Louisiana. In addition, the company will serve as a resource for parts, service, warranty and training for Volvo Penta dealers in these areas.

“The appointment of Stewart & Stevenson as a Volvo Penta Power Center expands our presence in the Gulf Coast region, helping us to better serve the needs of our partnering commercial operators, while offering exceptional products, innovative solutions and unparalleled customer service,” said Jens Bering, vice president of marine sales for Volvo Penta of the Americas.

“With its global reach, Volvo Penta has an unsurpassed reputation for both product innovation and technology leadership in the marine industry,” said John Merrifield, President, Stewart & Stevenson Distribution. “As a Volvo Penta Authorized Power Center, we look forward to extending the services we offer to our marine partners in Texas and Louisiana.”

With the addition of Stewart & Stevenson, Volvo Penta now has 11 marine power centers in the United States, ensuring optimal parts availability at local Volvo Penta dealerships throughout the country.

For more information about Stewart & Stevenson visit www.stewartandstevenson.com.

For a high-resolution image, please visit: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5k24997ogrhtftu/AABlRU990brPaKenRMJTTBY7a?dl=0.

About Volvo Penta

Volvo Penta, with approximately 3,500 dealers in over 130 countries, is a world-leading and global manufacturer of engines and complete power systems for boats, vessels and industrial applications. The engine program comprises diesel and gasoline engines with power outputs of between 10 and 1,000 hp. Volvo Penta is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy trucks, buses and construction equipment.

Connect with Volvo Penta of the Americas on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest company news and insights.

For further information, please contact:

Christine Carlson
Volvo Penta of the Americas
Phone: +1 (757) 382 4084
E-mail: christine.carlson@volvo.com

Jim Rhodes
Rhodes Communications, Inc.
Phone: +1 (757) 451 0602
E-mail: jrhodes@rhodescomm.com

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Veteran Management Team Launches New Global Communications Company with Investment Funding Led by Former Iridium Chairman

June 14, 2018

Connecting People and Assets. Always-On. EVERYWHERE.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – June 14, 2018 – A new company, EVERYWHERE Communications, Inc., is being launched today to provide satellite and cellular connections for the millions of people and assets that require global connectivity for safety, security and productivity.

EVERYWHERE’s fully integrated dual-mode communications solution uses the newly launched Iridium NEXT satellite constellation and cellular networks to provide always-on connectivity everywhere on Earth, including the over 90 percent of the world beyond the reach of land-based wireless coverage.

“We provide vital communication links that will save lives, improve security and create productivity solutions on a global scale,” said Patrick Shay, the company’s founder and CEO. “Our solution is based on field-proven patented technology, and we have brought together a world-class team of professionals to bring it to market.”

The company’s leadership team consists of seasoned industry professionals, each with over 30 years of experience, responsible for creating over $2 billion in connected services with companies including Motorola, Nextel, Verizon, SiriusXM, Iridium, SkyBitz and DeLorme.

The lead investment partner in EVERYWHERE is Gemini Capital, founded by Dan Colussy, former chairman of Iridium Satellite. Colussy successfully purchased Iridium out of bankruptcy and rebuilt it into a global and profitable business that now serves over a million customers worldwide. Additional capital has come from other industry leaders and experts.

Colussy commented: “EVERYWHERE has all the ingredients for success – a strong team with experience and extensive relationships in this business sector, proven patented technology and a compelling value proposition for an emerging market with enormous growth potential.”

The company provides safety and productivity solutions for government, NGO and enterprise customers in vertical markets such as oil and gas, mining, construction, aviation, marine, public safety and security.

Global Dual-Mode Communications – EVERYWHERE’s intelligent routing platform uses least-cost-routing to provide a flexible and powerful solution to control costs, optimize productivity and ensure always-on connectivity.

Worker Safety – EVERYWHERE provides a vital communications lifeline to meet duty-of-care obligations and comply with lone-worker laws being adopted in many countries. The handheld devices provide two-way satellite communications via the Iridium satellite network, as well as GPS tracking and SOS communications with a customer-designated monitoring center.

Global IoT – EVERYWHERE’s solution encompasses end-to-end monitoring and management of machinery, equipment and physical assets. It supports EVERYWHERE’s own devices as well as third party devices.

Proven Technology – EVERYWHERE’s solution is based on patented technology that has been deployed and used in mission-critical operations for the last 10 years. The product portfolio includes personal communication devices, asset tracking devices, smartphone apps and a central management platform. It is a multi-network, multi-device solution.

About EVERYWHERE Communications, Inc.

Led by a team that has deployed $2B in connected services, EVERYWHERE Communications provides dual-mode cellular and satellite communications, powered by patented technology deployed in mission-critical environments. In or out of cellular coverage, we have you connected globally. EVERYWHERE.

The company is headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland.

For more information, visit www.everywherecomms.com.

Photo caption: Patrick Shay, founder and CEO, EVERYWHERE Communications, Inc. For a high-resolution image, visit https://www.dropbox.com/sh/o7iriredj7utu8m/AABpEAVGRyDLkO-5A3uJIeNMa?dl=0.

Press Contact:

Jim Rhodes
Rhodes Communications, Inc.
+1-757-451-0602
jrhodes@rhodescomm.com

Business Contact:

Patrick Shay, CEO
EVERYWHERE Communications, Inc.
+1-207-370-1643
patrick.shay@everywherecommunications.com

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Upwing Energy Closes Funding Round Led by Equinor Technology Ventures and Cooper and Company

June 12, 2018

Artificial Lift Technology Company to Accelerate Downhole Gas Compressor Development

CERRITOS, Calif. – June 12, 2018 – Upwing Energy, an artificial lift technology company, today announced that it has received an equity investment from Equinor Technology Ventures and Cooper and Company to accelerate the development of its downhole gas compressor with the goal of boosting the production rate in shale gas wells.

Upwing Energy is a spin-off from Calnetix Technologies, known for its disruptive innovations within high-speed motors, magnetic bearings and power electronics. These technologies are being applied by Upwing in downhole rotating tools, starting with the Subsurface Compressor System™ (SCS), which is capable of boosting production while sustaining the extreme conditions present in gas wells at up to 12,000 feet below surface.

“As the second largest gas supplier to Europe and a known early adopter of enabling technologies, Equinor will be an invaluable partner to help accelerate the commercialization of Upwing’s Subsurface Compressor Systems,” said Herman Artinian, Chief Executive Officer of Upwing Energy. “We look forward to working with Equinor and Cooper and Company to achieve our vision of maximizing the production and recoverable reserves of natural gas resources throughout the world.”

“Equinor is very excited to start this journey with Upwing Energy and to support the development and commercialization of their downhole gas compressor,” said Kristin Aamodt, Managing Director of Equinor Technology Ventures. “We are impressed by the strong team and look forward to supporting market entry for this new technology, which could become an important contributor to reaching our future gas production targets.”

“For oil wells, we have electrical submersible pumps (ESPs), but for gas wells there are few options available to improve the drawdown,” said Pandurang Kulkarni, Principal Researcher at Equinor’s Research and Technology group. “Upwing’s SCS could mean a step change for increased production and regularity from natural gas wells.”

About Upwing Energy

Upwing Energy, Inc. (“Upwing”), headquartered in Cerritos, Calif., provides the only artificial lift technology that increases the production and recoverable reserves of natural gas from conventional and unconventional wells by inputting energy into the gas stream. Focused on the production of hydrocarbons, the company is an innovative offshoot of parent company Calnetix Technologies, which is a recognized leader in high-speed rotating systems for a wide variety of industries. For more information, please visit www.upwingenergy.com.

Contact:
Jim Rhodes
Rhodes Communications
+1.757.451.0602
jrhodes@rhodescomm.com

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