The UK Screen Association has voted two new members onto the Board for 2013/14, Helen Alexander, director of operations and business development of audio post facility WB De Lane Lea, and Lesley Marr (pictured), COO of Deluxe Media. UK Screen is the UK’s facilities trade body, representing companies servicing film, TV and commercials. “Our industry is in its biggest change / revolution,” said Marr, “and keeping up to speed with advances in technology, use of data, IT technologies and new ways of consuming content is a daily, fast-paced challenge, so I’m keen to explore how we can help demystify and work through some of these challenges through UK Screen.”
EVS has hired several new key members of staff. Frédéric Nys will join the company as SVP of global operations and professional services and will be based in EVS Belgium. Mohammed Bouita joins EVS as VP of sales for the Middle East and Northern Africa. He will lead regional sales and the expansion of operations in the Middle East region. Cédric Tombeur has joined EVS as business development manager. Jeff Gouch has been appointed sales manager, North Central Region, US, and Peggy Stalhut (pictured) has come on board as marketing manager for The Americas.
Systems integrator Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) has brought Jeff Baggett onboard as COO. Bagget has a 30-year career with Intel Corporation. He is tasked with streamlining ABS’s operations in support of sales personnel.
Matthijs Zwart has been appointed linear operations director by Amsterdam digital media facility Chello DMC. Chello DMC underwent a restructuring of the business earlier this year.
Broadcast Networks has appointed Malcolm Robinson (pictured) as director of media and broadcast solutions. Robinson had been general manager for live production solutions at Sony PSE.
Multiscreen software provider Clearleap has announced the appointment of Jobst Muehlback as director, customer solutions architect, EMEA, and of Marco Silk as customer solutions architect, EMEA.
DPA Microphones has restructured its management team. Mikkel Nymand has been appointed to the newly created position of product manager and will report directly to CEO Christian Poulsen. Bo Brinck will fill another new post, global sales support manager. Kim Nedertorp will be responsible for sales within Nordic countries as the region’s new area manager, and Nils Vinding will be area manager for the UK, Switzerland and Central and South America. Francis Lai will head sales in the Far East. Ole Moesmann has been appointed to the new position of R&D manager.
Newly opened post house Evolutions Bristol has brought aboard the first members of its team. Colourist Bill Wallace is the new head of grading. Joining him are Will Norie as head of audio, Tom Arnold as head of technical operations, Gabriel Wetz as head of post, and Robin Slater as senior post producer.
Orad has appointed Michael Katznelson as VP of sales. Prior to joining Orad, Katznelson held key managerial positions in CastUP (CISCO), Motorola Mobility, BitBand, and Gilat Satellite Networks.
Andrew Black has rejoined UK broadcast hire company Procam as its new UK sales director. Black previously worked at Procam in 2008 as the company’s client relations manager.
Timeline Television has brought on Malcolm Cowan as head of technology BT Sport. Cowan will run the facilities at BT Sport’s new production hub located in the former Olympic International Broadcast Centre in London.
Stefano Pucello has joined VDC, provider of specialist AV cables and solutions, as international sales manager.
Video advertising company Videology has appointed several new executives. Rhys McLachlan will be the new head of global TV strategies and Jana Eisenstein is the new SVP of Videology’s global accounts division. The company has also promoted Anne de Kerckhove to managing director of EMEA.