FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1/17/24
Sirius Signal CEO Anthony Covelli Tapped for Prestigious Position
Sirius Signal, the leader in marine safety innovations, announced today that its CEO, Anthony Covelli, has been appointed by the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM) as chair of Special Committee 132 on Electronic Visual Distress Signaling Devices (SOS eVDSDs). Its standards have been in effect since late 2018.
“It’s a great honor to have been selected to provide stewardship for this RTCM committee and the newest visual distress signaling standard,” Covelli said. “I will manage government and civilian committee members with great respect and am eager for their input to the task of maintaining the world’s standard in SOS visual distress signaling.”
Ed Wendlantz, RTCM president, is pleased to welcome Covelli as chair, noting, “His industry expertise and experience in standards development make him an ideal candidate to lead the committee and its work. Please join us in congratulating Anthony on his appointment.”
The RTCM is a 501(c)(3) international non-profit scientific, professional and educational organization focused on all aspects of maritime radio communications, radio navigation and related technologies. RTCM members are organizations (not individuals) that are both non-government and government. Although started in 1947 as a U.S. government advisory committee, RTCM is now an independent organization supported by members from all over the world.
RTCM standards are incorporated by reference into U.S. Federal Communications Commission and U.S. Coast Guard regulations. They have been used as the basis for requirements in standards of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), which are now mandatory under Chapters IV and V of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).
“It’s a great honor to have been selected to provide stewardship for this RTCM committee and the newest visual distress signaling standard.” – Anthony Covelli, CEO of Sirius Signal
About Sirius Signal:
Sirius Signal produces U.S. Coast Guard- and Transport Canada-approved day and nighttime distress devices with a focus on safety, technology, effectiveness, and sustainability.