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People on the move – January 2014

Beverley Horne has been appointed to the newly created role of head of TV Post.

Beverley Horne (pictured) has been appointed to the newly created role of head of TV Post. Horne joins LipSync Post from ITV where she has post supervised dramas over the last seven years including Agatha Christie: Poirot, four series of Inspector Lewis, and The Prisoner. In her new role she will be responsible for overseeing all post production work on television dramas. Lisa Jordan, facility director, said, “Beverley’s experience of working on high quality dramas further strengthens our highly talented post team, and with the addition of our various financial offerings to TV producers, we are well placed to welcome more quality dramas.”

Trilogy Communications has hired Keith Norton as chief operating officer. Norton has more than 30 years’ experience at strategic, programme and operational levels across telecoms and government programmes and was most recently CEO of Paradigm Secure Communications, a subsidiary of EADS Astrium. Trilogy CEO Mike Knight commented, “Keith has a wealth of experience with commercial and defence businesses in the UK, Europe and the US. He is therefore a perfect fit for Trilogy as we seek out further opportunities for our class-leading communications product portfolio.”

The DTG, the industry association for digital television in the UK, has announced the appointment of Keith Hayler as the chair of the Technical Oversight Group (TOG). Hayler will lead the TOG as an independent chair, and will report the progress of each work stream to DTG Council. He has 40 years’ experience in the broadcast industry, with an engineering career that spans DTT, satellite and radio technologies.

The Technical Services Department at HHB Communications has had a number added to its team with the appointment of Mike Rigby to the role of technical sales support engineer. Rigby was previously technical manager at Technical Earth, where he managed the sales, installation and upgrades of recording facilities and venues and specialised in Avid Pro Tools systems. “HHB is known throughout the professional audio industry for providing outstanding service and as the leading source of technical expertise,” commented Rigby.

International Datacasting Corporation (IDC) has announced a number of new executives, as well as a restructuring of its sales team to support emerging market growth opportunities. Steven Archambault has served as IDC’s director of Finance and Treasury since 2012 and is now the new CFO. Steeve Huin, IDC’s new vice president of Products, joins the corporation from Irdeto where he worked as senior product director. Walter Capitani, previously IDC’s VP of Product Management, has been named vice president of Marketing. Capitani’s new responsibilities include strategic marketing, business development, and marketing communications. IDC has also reorganised its global sales force, structuring teams on a regional basis. Executives responsible for each region include Berry Eskes, EMEA North and Berend Blokzijl, EMEA South.

Net Insight has announced that Anders Persson, executive vice president and director of product development, has decided to leave the company. Persson will depart on 28 February 2014 after 13 years with Net Insight. “During his time as vice president and director of R&D Net Insight technology and products have been sold to more than 175 customers in more than 60 markets worldwide. I wish him good luck in his new assignments”, said Lars Berg, chairman of the board.

Liam Connors has been appointed senior sales executive, EMEA, for Wohler’s RadiantGrid business line. Based in Wohler’s London offices, he will be responsible for raising the profile of file-based solutions, as well as managing sales of products to both new and existing customers in the broadcast, media, and entertainment markets. Michael Wright has also joined RadiantGrid as the senior sales executive, North America. Wright joins Wohler from AmberFin, where he was director of key accounts. He earlier served as the director of US sales, enterprise accounts, for Avid Technology.