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People on the move By Holly Ashford

BBC S&PP appoints new commercial manager

Meryl McLaren has been appointed commercial manager at BBC Studios and Post Production, the Corporation’s commercial facilities company. McLaren has been promoted from her role as lead account manager, where she worked on the delivery of primetime shows like Strictly Come Dancing and Children in Need. “We’re delighted to announce

Meryl is taking on the Commercial Manager role,” said John O’Callaghan, head of studios and post production services at BBC S&PP. “She has a strong track record in winning new business and successfully overseeing the commercial delivery of high profile shows, backed up by lots of relevant industry experience and contacts.”

Rohde & Schwarz finance director now new CEO

Meryl McLaren,BBC S&PP

Andreas Loges, former finance director of Rohde & Schwarz DVS, became the CEO of the company at the end of last year. DVS was founded in 1985 and in 2010 the firm's owners decided to integrate it into the Munich-based Rohde & Schwarz group of companies. “Andreas Loges personifies the successful further development of DVS within the Rohde & Schwarz group,” commented Juergen Nies, head of the broadcasting division at Rohde & Schwarz. February 2014

Andreas Loges, Rohde & Schwarz DVS

Francis Lea, Phil Waters, Nick Petty, Peter Timmons, Broadcast Networks

Avid has announced two new appointments to its senior management team. Rick Lowensteinhas joined Avid as SVP of customer success and professional services, while Mitch Weaverjoins as VP of software development. Lowenstein brings more than 18 years of senior management experience in, and 34 years’ experience in leading technical operations. Broadcast Networks has added five key members to its technical team. Peter Timmons, Francis Lea, Ben

Alvin Taveras, IMT

Barry Revels, LSB Broadcast

Curtis, Nick Petty and Philip Walters have joined the company from Sony Professional Solutions Europe Mike Grieve has joined Clearleap as director of sales, EMEA, while Ola Bergvall has been appointed programme director, EMEA. Grieve joins Clearleap from international broadcast systems integrator TSL. Bergvall joins from TeliaSonera Group. Dolby Laboratories has announced that Curt Behlmeris joining Dolby as

Graham Taylor, Wohler

Xavier Llobera,

senior vice president of content solutions and industry relations. Behlmer is a 30-year veteran of the motion picture industry and recently served as CTO of entertainment services at Technicolor. Oliver Auhas been hired as regional sales manager for GB Labs. He previously worked at fibre storage specialist Bright Technologies and the German post systems reseller Dreamwalks. “Oliver brings a great depth of knowledge to the company; his understanding of the needs

Rick Lowenstein, Avid

Mitch Weaver, Avid

of broadcast and post production markets will be a great asset to GB Labs,” said Ben Pearce, sales and marketing director, GB Labs.

Grass Valley has announced the appointment of Sally Wallingtonas regional director, Northern Europe. The company has also recently appointed Vincent Eade as sales manager, Northern Europe. Alvin Taveras has been named as the new business development manager, sports and entertainment,

Ray Bragg IPE

Sally Wallington, Grass Valley

for Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT). IPE has announced Ray Braggas its new director. Bragg has previously worked with the BBC in London, Wales and Bristol, and Central Television in Birmingham. He then set up his own company providing Broadcast Systems and Project Management Consultancy to a range of blue chip clients. LSB Broadcast Technologies has expanded its European presence with new representation in the UK. Barry Revels will be responsible for all LSB business in the UK and will be based at the company’s new office in Northumberland.

The existing management of the newly formed Megahertz Ltd will be based in the UK under the leadership of MD Jon Flay. The company will be bolstered by the appointment of Igor Orlov as managing partner, charged with the expansion of the Megahertz brand in the CIS region. PlayBox Technology has expanded its sales management team with the appointments of Phillip Neighbour and Maurice de Jonghe, based at the company's premises in Hatfield. Graham Taylorhas joined Wohler as EMEA sales director for the company’s monitoring product line. Streaming service, has announced the appointment of Xavier Llobera as new

partnerships and devices director. Llobera will continue to expand the streaming service’s availability on a range of devices, secure new business partnerships, and manage existing relationships.

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