Quantel strengthens sales division

Quantel has further strengthened its
US marketing muscle by hiring three new sales
professionals covering the whole of the
Manuel De Pena was appointed Vice President of Sales, Eastern Region and
Canada. Charlie
Taylor was named Vice President of Sales, Central Region and James Howard has
joined Quantel as Northwest Regional Sales Manager. De Pena and Taylor will
report to Quantel North American CEO, Tom McGowan. Howard will report to Eric
Thorne, Vice President of Sales, Western Region.

Prior to joining Quantel, De Pena worked seven years as head of sales, Asia and
Latin America for Anystream, a metadata
management and transcoding solutions company. Before that he served as Regional
Vice President for the internet consulting company, iXL. De Pena will manage
five Sales Managers, responsible for selling the entire Quantel product line.
“I’m extremely excited about the opportunity to join Quantel. Their
technological solutions excel within the applications they serve, and Quantel’s
customer first attitude is second to none,” said De Pena.
Taylor comes to
Quantel by way of Zaxel Systems, a leading developer of digital video
compression systems. Prior to Joining Zaxel he worked as an independent
consultant after having spent 24 years as Senior Vice President of Broadcast
and Production, Sony Corporation. “I plan on re-establishing Quantel in the
Central Region as the premiere vendor for post production and broadcast
solutions,” said
“I think it is refreshing to be with a company that has so many products and so
much to take to market. Making the technology transparent to the user has
always been a Quantel strength.”

Howard brings nearly 30 years of broadcast television experience to Quantel. He
was global sales director for VCI Automation, and prior to that was North
American SI Channel Manager for Omnibus Systems. His vendor experience began at
Harris Broadcast, starting out as a project manger, culminating as the National
Accounts Manager for automation. “It’s great to be surrounded by such a
professional group of people,” said Howard. “Quantel’s purpose-driven product
line is having a huge impact on the industry, and has been well received. Great
products and stellar technical support is the winning combination for success,
and I am pleased to be a part of it.”

“All three of these professionals have extensive management and sales
experience in our industry, and bring with them outstanding reputations, and a
high degree of integrity,” said Tom McGowan, CEO,
America. “As a group, we’re now capable of servicing our accounts
and clientele much more effectively. Quantel’s philosophy focuses on the
customer first, and our entire team adheres to that philosophy. Our
customers deserve nothing less than that.”

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