EVS Broadcast Equipment appoints Joop JANSSEN as CEO
EVS Broadcast Equipment, a leader in Professional Digital Video applications for
live, near-live and studio TV production, today announced the appointment of
Joop Janssen as Managing Director and CEO of the company.
Joop Janssen (52) has over 25 years of experience in the broadcast video,
professional audio and telecommunications equipment industries. He recently
served as Chief Executive of the Vitec Videocom division on the Executive Board
of the Vitec Group Plc. During his nine years with Vitec Videocom he was the
architect behind its significant profitable growth and brand expansion. Prior to
that he was VP and General Manager of Phillips Broadcast (formerly BTS) North
America where he was instrumental in the successful divestment to Thomson
Multimedia and the subsequent acquisition of the Grass Valley Group. He has held
senior and executive management positions including those at Philips Electronics
Digital Networks in France and Philips Business Electronics in the Netherlands.
Mr Janssen holds a Master in Electronic Engineering from the Eindhoven
University of Technology (NL).
"I'm thrilled to join the EVS team," said Joop Janssen. "EVS is a very strong
global brand in the expanding high-quality digital video production market.
Based on close customer engagement, excellent service, world's first innovations
and robust technologies they are poised for further attractive growth."
Pierre Rion, Chairman of the Board of Directors of EVS, added: "This is a very
important step in the further growth of the company. EVS will certainly benefit
from his experience of managing different companies in different cultures, his
deep knowledge of the broadcast industry and his strong personality. We are
really keen to have Joop on board with us."
Originally from the Heerlen-Maastricht region (NL), Joop Janssen is currently
based in the UK. He will start officially at EVS on September 3, 2012 and will
relocate to Belgium with his family in due course.
He shall formally become "Managing Director" after an extraordinary general
meeting of shareholders to be held at the end of August 2012.
For more information, please contact:
Jacques GALLOY, Director & CFO
Geoffroy d'OULTREMONT, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications Manager
Tel: +32 4 361 70 14.Â E-mail: email@example.com
About EVS Group
EVS Broadcast Equipment designs leading broadcast and media production systems
for sports, news and TV entertainment. Its innovative Live Slow Motion system
revolutionized live broadcasting, and its reliable and integrative tapeless
solutions are now widely used for non-linear editing and 3D HD productions
across the globe. The company's dedicated hardware and software suite offer a
complete production platform: live slow motion (LSM), high speed slow motion,
replay only, clips generation, quick clips editing, real-time SD/HD video files
transfer, time delay, multi-camera recording, metadata association, graphics
storage and play-out, digital transmission, multi-format ingest and play-back,
audio record & edit, webcasting, mobile phone clipping. Main software
applications like the "IP DirectorÂ®" are running on the dedicated robust and
flexible hardware the "XT3Â® Platform". The world's leading broadcasters, 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, ALFACAM
and many others use EVS' solutions.
The company is headquartered in Belgium and has offices in Europe, the Middle
East, Asia and North America. Approximately 415 EVS professionals from 20
offices are selling its branded products in over 100 countries, and provides
customer support globally. EVS is a public company traded on Euronext Brussels:
EVS, ISIN: BE0003820371. For more information, refer to www.evs-global.com,
XDC, of which EVS owns 41.3%, is the European leader for Digital Cinema
technology and services in Europe with more than 4,900 committed digital screens
in Europe, out of which 2,000 have already been deployed. www.xdcinema.com
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