GatesAir has announced the appointment of Andy McClelland as managing director for EMEA, effective immediately.
He will lead the team of regional sales managers across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India, and report directly to Rich Redmond, president and managing director, International.
McClelland has over 20 years of experience in the broadcast, cable and telecommunications industries, including 13 years as a regional sales manager with Harris Broadcast, the company from which GatesAir was born.
He has also previously worked at Ericsson Broadcast Services, Imagine Communications and Harmonic.
“My perspective of the broadcast business has always been to look at the headend forward to the transmitter, which I believe is instrumental to helping broadcasters fully leverage the opportunities that come with the latest digital broadcast standards,” said McClelland.
“In television, as much of the world has yet to transition from analog, while other countries are looking to transition from early digital standards, which will enable broadcasters to deliver more channels and services over the air. My experience with today’s highly efficient encoding platforms and other headend technologies will help to build stronger relationships with the network operators that manage these systems end to end.”