Virgil Russell Appointed New Sales and Marketing Director of AQYR Technologies Inc.

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Industry veteran will drive growth at New Hampshire-based, employee-owned satellite solutions provider

“I am excited to join AQYR during such an important time for the business. It is a privilege to join the ranks of its employee owners, and I look forward to working with the company’s talented management team to build on the success it has achieved.”

AQYR Technologies Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Windmill International Inc., today announced the appointment of Virgil Russell as their new Director of Sales and Marketing. He will succeed Rory Eddings who is taking over as AQYR’s Manager of Commercial Sales.

As Director of Sales and Marketing, Mr. Russell will responsible for meeting company growth objectives. He will drive strategy development, contribute to capturing government orders, manage AQYR’s marketing efforts, establish and mature critical partnerships and lead AQYR’s sales and marketing team.

Mr. Russell comes to AQYR from Data Device Corporation (DDC) where he was a Regional Sales Manager supporting data-bus products, power solutions, and space capabilities. During the past 12 months he drove sales while building and leading a regionally focused team of Outside Sales Managers, Inside Sales Managers, Local Representatives, and Field Engineers.

Prior to DDC, Mr. Russell held business development and sales positions in Harris Corporation’s Electronic Systems and Communications Systems segments. After starting as an engineer in 2001 he moved into Business Development supporting Commercial, Civil, and Intelligence Community space opportunities. He then relocated to Harris’ EMEA office in 2006 to lead the company's expansion into non-US defense markets. In 2010 he opened a new office Abu Dhabi, UAE where he worked to establish a joint venture with a local company to grow Harris’ government systems business in the region. His final role at Harris was leading business development and sales for Harris’ Airborne Radio product family.

Mr. Russell is an alumnus of Florida Institute of Technology where he received his Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering. He is also a graduate of Harris' Leadership Directions program at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

About Windmill International Inc.
For close to three decades, Windmill International Inc. has been one of the defense industry's leaders in providing Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) to a diverse set of U.S. Defense Department and international defense customers. It delivers comprehensive program management, engineering, logistics and training support to major defense acquisition programs across the globe. A veteran-founded, employee-owned company, Windmill is headquartered in Nashua, NH.

About AQYR Technologies Inc.
AQYR Technologies became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Windmill International in 2013. AQYR provides innovative satellite communications products and solutions to a broad range of U.S. Defense Department, international defense, and commercial customers. Its advanced, lightweight, easy to set-up ground satellite communications terminals support a variety of missions in benign to severe environments.

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