KVH Videotel, a market-leading provider of training films, computer-based training, and eLearning for the maritime industry, announced today that Raal Harris has been named managing director. In his new role, Mr. Harris is responsible for the overall business, including creative production, content and licensing, product development, and sales. Based in KVH Videotel’s London office, Mr. Harris has extensive experience in the commercial maritime industry and is actively involved with numerous seafarer welfare organizations, ship management associations, and international shipping entities.
Previously, Mr. Harris held the title of creative content director for KVH Videotel and was responsible for production and development of eLearning materials and digital media strategy. He championed a creative approach to enhance product interactivity and user experience and spearheaded various projects to increase Videotel’s web presence and to deliver training online and on mobile devices.
Mr. Harris’s background includes university lectureships in interaction design, information product design, and computer games design, which gave him invaluable experience in structuring and designing learning material and evaluating learner performance.
“We are thrilled to have Raal as managing director and we applaud the commitment to excellence he has shown in the many initiatives he has already led within the company,” says Mark Woodhead, executive vice president of mobile connectivity for KVH. “Above all, KVH Videotel is committed to helping seafarers develop and apply their knowledge, and we are confident that Raal will continue the company’s innovative approach to maritime training.”
KVH Videotel’s maritime training programmes are in use on more than 12,000 vessels worldwide and cover a wide range of topics related to the Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping established by the maritime industry. The extensive selection includes 950 new and updated titles. Taking an innovative approach, KVH Videotel introduced a maritime training solution called Videotel Performance Manager, which is focused on task-based competency and combines award-winning content, a cutting-edge software platform, and the power of web-based data analytics to help maritime operators ensure that crew are training and performing at their peak.
For more information about KVH Videotel maritime training, please visit the Videotel website.