Sloane & Co. handles KVH Industries, the Rhode Island-based supplier of navigation & connectivity systems that won a heated proxy battle against Viex Capital.

KVH announced that its two independent nominees, Cielo Hernandez and Cathy-Ann Martine-Dolecki, were elected to the board by a “significant margin” at the June 17 annual meeting.

Their election “represents a recognition of the positive momentum in our business and the fact that our long-term strategy is working,” said a statement from the company.

Viex Capital, owner of 3.4 percent of KVH, put forward two board candidates, claiming that KVH’s stock price has historically underperformed its peer group.

KVH lost $4M on $42.3M Q1 revenues.

Its stock trades at $12.85 and has ranged from $7.38 to $15.29 during the past 52 weeks.

Sloane & Co.’s Dan Zacchei, Joe Germani and Miller Winston represent KVH.

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