Former NBCUniversal newsroom systems department chief Joe Foxton (pictured) has been appointed to the newly-created position of vp of strategic product architecture at Chyron.
In this position, Foxton will work with Chyron’s product management and product engineering teams in guiding the strategic direction and tactical implementation of all Chyron products.
“Joe has a proven talent for conceiving marketable software innovations and a track record of designing and executing complex software and technology projects,” said Peter Morrone, senior vp for engineering and product management at Chyron. “His knowledge and experience — coupled with his extensive connections across the media and technology spectrum — will prove an important resource for Chyron as we transform and grow our business in the future.”
Prior to joining Chyron, Foxton most recently led NBCUniversal’s newsroom systems department, which supported NBC News, msnbc, NBC Sports, Telemundo and News Channel. While at NBCUniversal, he led the ‘ArtWorks’ graphics asset management and workflow project and earlier headed up the graphics technology department for the Television Stations division.
Prior to working with NBC, Foxton managed the design and development of Artbox OMS, Proximity’s data-driven media workflow product.
He has received a Scientific Development and Technical Achievement Emmy Award as well as the NBC Technical Innovation Award.