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People on the move By Melanie Dayasena-Lowe

New director for Miranda?

THOMAS CANTWELLretires from Miranda Technologies’ board of directors at the upcoming AGM scheduled for 17 April. At the same time, Miranda is introducing its new Director nominee, Tim Thorsteinson (pictured), who has served as CEO of Enablence Technologies and president of the Broadcast Division at Harris Corporation, where he was also a member of the Executive Committee. Prior to joining Harris, he was president and CEO at Leitch Technology and also held

senior management positions at Thomson Broadcast, the Grass Valley Group and Tektronix. In addition to Thorsteinson,

Miranda will be submitting its current directors, Jean Bazin, Isabelle Courville, W. Brian Edwards, Strath Goodship, Terry Nickerson and Patrick G. Whittingham as director nominees at the AGM. In another appointment,

Miranda welcomes Scott Murray, vice president, Multiviewer Products Unit, who is primarily responsible for ensuring continued market

leadership for the company in the multiviewer space. Murray has 27 years' experience in the broadcast equipment business, driving product strategy, marketing and engineering development. For the last decade, he has been in senior management, marketing and development positions at Grass Valley.

DPA MICROPHONEShas hired Susanne Seidel as executive VP sales and marketing. Seidel joins from Sennheiser Electronics, where her most recent position was president of global marketing. “A large part of the market for microphone solutions is cornered by better and smaller microphones to meet the continuously challenging conditions of sound reproduction,” said Seidel. “I have been watching DPA Microphones closely for many years and I’m confident that DPA has great market potential with its innovative technology

and products.” The appointment is concurrent with the decision of DPA Microphones’ board of directors and co-founder Morten Støve to end their working relationship, Støve having now left the company. “Two years ago DPA agreed on a new strategy,” said DPA CEO Christian Poulsen. “In our attempt to fulfill this ambitious strategy, I am very pleased that someone of Susanne’s calibre has decided to join DPA.”

“I have been watching DPA Microphones closely for many years and I’m confident that DPA has great market potential with its innovative technology and products” Susanne Seidel, executive VP Sales and Marketing, DPA Microphones April 2012

Giuliano Berretta Newtec

Miguel Churruca Brainstorm Multimedia

Brainstorm Multimedia has recruited Miguel Churruca for the newly created role of Marketing Communications manager with responsibility for marketing, communications and with special attention to the company's online presence. Churruca comes to Brainstorm from Blusens Global Corporation where he was director of Marketing and Communications. He also spent more than 10 years with Quantel and reports to Brainstorm CEO Ricardo Montesa. John Pichitino, founder and CEO of PichPix, a post production services company, has joined Ensemble Designs as technology evangelist. Before he started PichPix, Pichitino was the director of Marketing for ImMIX and Scitex Digital Video, and senior applications specialist for Grass Valley Group. He is also a video editor and has served as production manager at broadcast facilities in the Miami and

John Pichitino Ensemble Designs

New York markets. “We're excited about John bringing back input from customers and making significant contributions to our new technology development,” said Cindy Zuelsdorf, marketing czar at Ensemble Designs. Former Sony and Quadrant product

specialist Marise Plater has joined Holdan as product manager, responsible for Apace and Vitec Multimedia's asset management solutions. Working closely with value added resellers in the UK and Benelux, Plater will take the lead in the rollout of Apace's Octopa software.

The Kudelski Group has appointed

Phil Mundwilleras vice president of Corporate Communications, reporting directly to André Kudelski, chairman and CEO. Mundwiller has served as head of Communications for the Solar Impulse project and as a journalist with Radio Television Suisse Romande (RTS). His mission will be to further develop and

Marise Plater Holdan

Phil Mundwiller The Kudelski Group

implement the Group’s communications strategy. Daniel Herrera, the Group’s vice president of Corporate Communications since 2008, has left the company to set up his own communications consulting firm. L-S-B Broadcast Technologies has welcomed three new employees to support its projects, services and documentation departments. Katrin Schäfer has joined as project engineer, responsible for customer-orientated configurations from Virtual Studio Manager (VSM) and bringing them into service. Additionally, Marcus Schliszio takes on the role of service technician to support the department. Meanwhile, Klaus Zerbe strengthens the quality control and procedure optimisation in the product development department. Giuliano Berretta, the former CEO of Eutelsat, has been appointed as an external member of Newtec’s

Katrin Schäfer L-S-B Broadcast Technologies

Fred Taieb Technicolor

Strategic Committee. The Strategic Committee advises and assists the Newtec Board of Directors with company policy and strategy. He is currently Honorary chairman of Eutelsat Communication and Eutelsat SA, chairman of Eutelsat Italia and chairman Emeritus of ESOA. Technicolor has hired Fred Taiebas director of its brand new audio dubbing studio in Saint-Cloud, near Paris. His responsibilities within the Technicolor Group include development of Technicolor’s audio dubbing business in France as well as artistic direction of all client productions. Self-taught, Taieb has worked on more than 500 films, including Shrek, The Lion King, Aladdin, Toy Story, Monsters Inc., Hercules, Transformers 1and 2and Fight Club. Ventuz Technology has expanded its broadcast team by appointing Raed Al Tikritiand Christian Plitt. In the broadcast sector Plitt has been

Christian Plitt Ventuz Technology

responsible for sales channels of suppliers like Blue Order, Dalet and Norcom where he became a senior consultant in the area of file-based workflows and newsroom computer systems. Al Tikriti has been a key player at Vertigo Xmedia and Miranda Technologies since 2000. Al Tikriti will be operating out of the newly established UK branch office of Ventuz in London. New Director-General Thomas

Belluthas assumed office at German broadcaster ZDF, replacing Markus Schächter. The Chair of ZDF's Television Council, Ruprecht Polenz, recalled how Schächter had freed ZDF from debts by putting it on a sound financial footing, and how he had freed it "from the prison of a one-channel broadcaster" by creating a multimedia broadcasting family. New Director-General Bellut has been ZDF's director of Programming since December 2002 and comes from a journalism background.

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