Harris has named broadcast industry veteran Richard Scott as vice president, Europe, the Middle East and Africa operations for Harris Broadcast Communications. Scott will be responsible for continuing to grow the broadcast division's presence throughout the region. A seasoned campaigner, Scott has held executive roles at Ascent Media, Pinnacle Systems, Sony Corporation and Panasonic, writes Fergal Ringrose.
Before joining Harris, Scott was senior vice president, systems and technology services, EMEA, at Ascent Media, one of the world's largest broadcast systems integrators. Prior to that he spent five years as vice president and managing director of EMEA for Pinnacle Systems, seven years as director at Sony Corporation and eight years as technical director at Panasonic.
"With more than 25 years in the industry, Richard has a superb record of accomplishments and extremely valuable experience in the EMEA region," said Tim Thorsteinson, president of Harris Broadcast Communications. "This appointment underscores our commitment to positioning Harris as a global company that offers exceptional local support to broadcast customers in every area of the world. Richard's well-established intimacy with the EMEA customer base will enable him to lead our expansion efforts in the region - armed with the new products and systems that our customers need to upgrade media operations for the digital and high-definition build-out."