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People on the move – October

A monthly round-up of appointments and movements in the broadcast industry

ADAM Audio has appointed David Angress to the position of CEO worldwide. In his new role, Angress will oversee ADAM’s operations from the company headquarters in Berlin. Prior to joining ADAM Audio, Angress has had a rich career in the audio industry, holding senior executive positions at companies including AKG Acoustics, Harman Professional, and Guitar Center as well as leading his own consulting business.

Graham Lay has been made general manger of Argosy’s Middle Eastern region. Lay has worked for IEWC, Argosy’s parent company, for the past five years, with the last three years covering the Middle East region. Argosy has had a regional base in Dubai since 2010.

Two key appointments have been made within Bloomberg Media’s senior commercial media team serving Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Gary Groenheim becomes head of partnerships for the region, having relocated from his role in Hong Kong as commercial director of Bloomberg Television, Asia Pacific. Hannah Musisi joins Bloomberg from CNN International as distribution manager.

HSL continues its recent management restructure with the appointment of Harrison Cooke as technical operations manager, where he will be responsible for the design, sourcing and building of HSL’s new expandable visual control platforms.

Three members of the Masstech team have been promoted at its Toronto HQ. Iulian Ionita is promoted to senior vice president of engineering and support; Annie Pradeepan to vice president of finance; and Fiona Tsang (pictured) to marketing manager. “We need a committed, high-performing team that drives the company’s growth from within,” said Joe French, president and CEO of Masstech. “These promotions also reflect our commitment to excellence and that we recognise individuals for their leadership and contribution. I am excited to see this team move us forward as we build a stronger, more profitable Masstech.”

The Open IX Association has welcomed three new board members, appointed during the association’s AGM. Greg Hankins and Vinay Nagpal are new to the board, and David Temkin, current chairman and co-founder of Open-IX, has been re-elected.

Joint managing directors of Rapid Pictures Elouise Carden and Ben Plumb, have become co-owners of the west London post facility, joining the original company founders. Emma Fry (pictured) has joined as facility manager and Toby Robertson becomes technical manger.

Shotoku Broadcast Systems has named Drago Flores its new marketing coordinator in an initiative to further increase the company’s brand awareness around the world. Flores will be responsible for expanding the company’s marketing efforts ranging from brand design and advertising to the company’s website and social media presence.

The QYou has made three commercial hires to broaden its operations across the world. Amory Schwartz, Bob Reid and Natasha Roberton (pictured) join the subscription TV service. The appointments closely follow The QYou’s recent raising of $10.4 million (Canadian) in equity funding, enabling it to more aggressively expand distribution and content activities in new regions.

Magnus Ternsjö, CEO of Virgin Media’s operations in Ireland, has been appointed as CEO of UPC Hungary, a sister company within Liberty. Ternsjö joined UPC Ireland as CEO in June 2013 and became a member of the Virgin Media executive committee in December 2014.

Vimond Media Solutions has hired Christina Moe Hansen (pictured) as its new CFO. Hansen joins the company from Ernst and Young. “The appointment of a dynamic CFO at this point in the company’s development is a significant event, especially in a period of rapid expansion in the USA and other regional markets,” said Helge Høibraaten, CEO of Vimond. “Christina’s contribution will be invaluable in Vimond’s continuing progress and we are delighted to welcome her aboard.”

Wazee Digital has recruited Dave Polyard as its new senior vice president of global sales. Polyard joins from Oracle, where he was in charge of field sales and reseller relationships in the Americas for its digital media solutions group. He has extensive knowledge of the broadcast media sector having held senior sales positions at OmniBus, Autocue and The Associated Press.

Thomas Fröhlich has been made CEO at Work Microwave as its new CEO. He will jointly lead the company with CTO Günter Prokoph, concentrating on driving the company’s strategy while broadening the company’s customer reach and increasing sales revenue.