Vizrt Boosts its Technical Support Team in UK
London, 30 April 2014 - Vizrt UK Ltd has announced that it is scaling up its technical support service from its base in London’s Ealing Studios. This reflects the increased level of broadcast business Vizrt is experiencing from the UK and reinforces the company’s policy of strengthening local office resources to support customers.
Bernd Riedewald, a former System Specialist and Designer from Vizrt’s Austrian centre will take on the role of Senior System Specialist, heading a team of four other engineers.
Bernd has over ten year experience in graphic design for a variety of media and he most recently provided graphics services for Red Bull’s record breaking extreme sports events. About his move to Vizrt UK, Bernd says:” I am very excited to join the team in London. Our customers in the UK are well known around the world for their innovative ideas and for pushing the software to its limits, so it will be very exciting to work with them. I am also looking forward to leading the team of new system specialists that is joining Vizrt UK soon and learning from my colleagues in the UK. “
Bernd takes over the role from Mark Ryan, who specialised in Vizrt broadcast graphics for the last 7 years and who led Vizrt UK’s technical team. Mark is transferring to Vizrt’s MAM operation as its UK Project Manager. He works closely with Vizrt UK’s new three member MAM team, Technical Sales Manager Freddie Albertsman, Solution Architect James Scott and Technical Accounts Manager Sean Curry. Mark said about his promotion:” After 7 years in TV Graphics I felt it was time to get involved with Vizrt’s new products and workflows. I will continue to apply my graphics experiences and knowledge of large scale projects that include Vizrt graphics as well as for MAM and online. As the Vizrt product range has become increasingly integrated, my knowledge will help bridge any gaps. Fortunately, the company is regularly taking on many large projects so I definitely won’t be bored.”
Vizrt UK Ltd has also hired Muhammad Muneeb and Daniel McCarthy, both with previous broadcast engineering experience to join the support team this Spring. Muhammad has worked in broadcast since 2007, most recently as a special project engineer for Presteigne Charter and was a vision engineer and broadcast system engineer working on Sports, Entertainment and Factual events. About his appointment as a System Specialist at Vizrt, Muhammad says: “"Vizrt is rapidly growing and has developed some very interesting new products. My new position as System Specialist at Vizrt promises to have many new challenges for me. Therefore, I am very much looking forward to be a part of Vizrt."
Daniel was originally an audio engineer in 2007 but he comes to Vizrt from Shotoku having worked on installing, commissioning and maintaining robotic cameras in TV studios and Parliaments in the UK and around the world. He says: “I am pleased to join the Vizrt UK team as I have worked with Vizrt engineers around the world and I am impressed by their level of professionalism. I am looking forward to learn more from them about the wide range of Vizrt products as a member of the UK team.”
Vizrt UK Ltd MD Rex Jenkins added, “It is gratifying to see a loyal member of our support team progress within Vizrt. Mark has done a super job for us and he will continue to do so in his new role. Mark will be a tough act to follow but I am looking forward to seeing how our new technical team will continue to provide the high level of local service our customers expect, in their own way, UK broadcasters are amongst the most technically innovative in the world, which gives us special challenges that Vizrt must live up to. When we do, we have happy customers who make great programmes and our products and services become all the better for it.”
Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics, studio automation, sports analysis and asset management tools for the broadcast industry - interactive and virtual solutions, animations, maps, weather, video editing and compositing tools. Vizrt's products are used by the world's leading broadcasters, including: CNN, CBS, Fox, the BBC, BSkyB, Al Jazeera, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, Network 18, TV Today, CCTV, and NHK. Furthermore, many world-class production houses and corporate institutions such as the London Stock Exchange use Vizrt systems
Vizrt is a public company traded on the Oslo Main List: VIZ, ISIN: IL0010838154. For further information please refer towww.vizrt.com
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