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Riedel further invests in live video production with new recruits

Riedel has announced additional investment in its live video production capabilities with the addition of Brett Stoneham, Armando Orellana, and Emanuele Rivolta to its team

Riedel Communications has brought in three new engineering specialists focused on its live video production products. Brett Stoneham, joins as business director, live production EMEA; Armando Orellano, as system consultant USA; and Emanuele Rivolta, as live production specialist, EMEA.

The company said that the new recruits bring extensive experience in live broadcast engineering and technical support, to bolster Riedel’s growing team of experts in its new portfolio of software-based products for multi-camera production.

“The demand for our live video production solutions, like the Simplylive Production Suite, has been skyrocketing this past year. It is great to see that Riedel’s industry reputation keeps attracting respected talent – like Brett, Armando, and Emanuele – that will help us continue to exceed our customers’ expectations,” said Daniel Url, CCO product division, Riedel Communications. “With a combined 60 years of experience in live video production, the three of them are truly invaluable assets in ramping up our technology, sales, and support efforts in this area.”

Brett Stoneham

Stoneham joins Riedel after nearly 24 years at EVS, where he held various managerial and technical roles after starting his career as a replay operator. “Live production has always been my passion, delivering innovative solutions to customer needs that enhance storytelling and production quality,” he said. “I’m honoured and excited to start this new chapter in my career and be part of Riedel’s incredible team and family.”


Armando Orellano

Orellano also joins from EVS, where he spent 14 years, most recently as head of technical support operations for the Americas. “I thank Riedel for the warm welcome they’ve given me, and I’m truly excited to have been given the opportunity to be part of such great organisation,” he said. “I look forward to contributing to the company’s ongoing success.”



Emanuele Rivolta

Live production specialist Rivolta served in various training, operating, and support engineering roles with EVS and Simplylive for nearly 20 years. He has also amassed extensive experience as a replay operator and match director, having directed more than 150 football matches with up to 14 cameras for Football Serie A, as well as working on major broadcast productions in 12 other sports.

“My personal motto has always been, ‘If you are not having fun, you are doing something wrong’. This attitude made me a perfect fit for the Simplylive team back then, and I can already feel that it won’t be any different at Riedel,” Rivolta explained. “I am really thrilled to come back and work again with this fabulous team of great people.”