Harris taps Means for new unit30 July 2010
Harris has named Doug Means vice president and general manager of the new Workflow, Infrastructure and Networking (WIN) unit of its Broadcast Communications business.
Means will report to Harris Morris, president of Harris Broadcast Communications, and will be based in the organisation’s Toronto office.
In this role, Means will lead the newly formed WIN business unit, which encompasses the Harris Broadcast infrastructure, networking, server, automation and asset management product portfolios. WIN was formed as part of an overall strategy to create scale, reduce organisational complexity and deliver more interoperable solutions to address the continually changing needs of Harris Broadcast customers.
“The formation of our new WIN business unit is part of our company’s strategic response to the need for closer collaboration among the creative, technological and business portions of today’s media companies,” said Harris Morris, president, Harris Broadcast Communications. “Doug’s broad experience in worldwide sales, product management, manufacturing operations, quality improvement and global market expansion will enable us to break down silos, increase collaboration and deliver the high-quality technology and business solutions that our customers need to monetize consumers in today’s multiplatform world.”
Under Means’ leadership, the new WIN business unit will oversee interoperability initiatives; implement the “go to market” strategy focused on gathering market intelligence, anticipating industry requirements and driving customer loyalty; and consolidate engineering and product line management activities to drive a cohesive, world-class product strategy.