EVS Broadcast Equipment appoints Joop JANSSEN as CEO
OUGREE, BELGIUM, May 23, 2012 (Menafn - MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --EVS Broadcast Equipment, a leader in Professional Digital Videoapplications for live, near-live and studio TV production, today announced the appointment of Joop Janssen as Managing Director andCEO of the company.
Joop Janssen (52) has over 25 years of experience in thebroadcast video,professional audio and telecommunications equipment industries. He recentlyserved as Chief Executive of theVitec Videocom division on the Executive Boardof the Vitec Group Plc. During his nine years with Vitec Videocom he was the architectbehind its significant profitable growth and brand expansion. Priorto that he was VP and General Manager of Phillips Broadcast(formerly BTS) NorthAmerica where he was instrumental in the successful divestment to ThomsonMultimedia and the subsequentacquisition of the Grass Valley Group. He has heldsenior andexecutive management positions including those at PhilipsElectronicsDigital Networks in France and Philips BusinessElectronics in the Netherlands.Mr Janssen holds a Master in Electronic Engineering from the EindhovenUniversity of Technology(NL).
"I'm thrilled to join the EVS team," said Joop Janssen. "EVS is avery strongglobal brand in the expanding high-quality digitalvideo production market.Based on close customer engagement,excellent service, world's first innovationsand robust technologiesthey are poised for further attractive growth."
Pierre Rion, Chairman of the Board of Directors of EVS, added:"This is a veryimportant step in the further growth of the company.EVS will certainly benefitfrom his experience of managing different companies in different cultures, his deep knowledge of thebroadcast industry and his strong personality. We are really keento have Joop on board with us."
Originally from the Heerlen-Maastricht region (NL), Joop Janssenis currentlybased in the UK. He will start officially at EVS onSeptember 3, 2012 and willrelocate to Belgium with his family in duecourse.
He shall formally become "Managing Director" after anextraordinary generalmeeting of shareholders to be held at the end ofAugust 2012.
About EVS Group
EVS Broadcast Equipment designs leading broadcast and mediaproduction systemsfor sports, news and TV entertainment. Its innovative Live Slow Motion systemrevolutionized live broadcasting, and its reliable and integrative tapelesssolutions are now widely used for non-linear editing and 3D HDproductionsacross the globe. The company's dedicated hardware andsoftware suite offer a complete production platform: live slowmotion (LSM), high speed slow motion,replay only, clipsgeneration, quick clips editing, real-time SD/HD videofilestransfer, time delay, multi-camera recording, metadataassociation, graphicsstorage and play-out, digital transmission, multi-format ingest and play-back,audio record & edit, webcasting, mobile phone clipping. Main softwareapplications like the "IP Director(R)" are running on the dedicated robust andflexible hardware the "XT3(R) Platform". The world's leadingbroadcasters, such as NBC, BSkyB, FOX, RTBF, RTL, NHK, CANAL, ABC,ESPN, TF1, CCTV, PBS, CBS, BBC,ZDF, Channel One, Channel7, RAI,TVE, NEP, MEDIAPRO, EUROMEDIA, BEXEL, ALFACAMand many others useEVS' solutions.
The company is headquartered in Belgium and has offices in Europe,the MiddleEast, Asia and North America. Approximately 415 EVSprofessionals from 20 offices are selling its branded products in over 100 countries, and providescustomer support globally. EVS isa public company traded on Euronext Brussels:EVS, ISIN: BE0003820371. For more information, refer to www.evs-global.com,www.evs.tvXDC, of which EVS owns 41.3%, is the European leader for Digital Cinematechnology and services inEurope with more than 4,900 committed digital screensin Europe, outof which 2,000 have already been deployed. www.xdcinema.com
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