Riedel Hires Ryhaan Williams as VP of Sales for Eastern U.S.
Riedel Communications has named Ryhaan Williams as the new vice president of sales, eastern U.S. In this role, Williams will be tasked with strengthening existing relationships and creating new strategic alliances for the eastern region in addition to expanding sports markets nationally.
“Ryhaan has had a very successful career covering many aspects of broadcast technology,” said Joyce Bente, president and CEO of Riedel North America. “Her vast experience, industry relationships, and project management expertise will make her a real asset to our North American team.”
Before joining Riedel, Williams was director of strategic accounts at Chicago-based Joseph Electronics. There she was tasked with developing new market verticals, product training, and providing project management services, as well as fostering relationships with key accounts and consultants.
Prior to Joseph Electronics, Williams was the principal and general manager of Tandem Solutions LLC, based in New Jersey. Tandem Solutions brokers and resells broadcast equipment and copper and fiber cabling, handling integration projects through a vast reseller network.
Before starting Tandem Solutions, Williams was a business development manager for Bexel in its New York office. At Bexel, Williams broadened her relationship with companies, such as MLB.com, that are market leaders in the digital media space.
As the former northeast regional manager for Gepco, Ryhaan was instrumental in fostering relationships among engineers, integrators, and consultants for creating custom fiber solutions. She oversaw installations at Red Bull Arena, PPL Park, and Yankee Stadium, in addition to mobile units built for Metrovision and New Century Productions.
As a project manager for Venue Services Group (VSG), National Mobile Television’s integration arm, Williams was tasked with managing installations at venues such as Fenway Park, TD Banknorth Garden, Yankee Stadium, and Dodger Stadium. Prior to working with VSG, she was the director of production for Sportvision, managing relationships with ESPN, ABC, NBC, and Turner. She also held positions at VH1, Courtroom Television, Medical News Network, and SportsChannel.
Ryhaan Williams will be based in New Jersey and report to Bente.
Riedel Communications Expands U.K. Sales Team
Riedel Communications announced the appointment of Graham Taylor as the company’s U.K. broadcast sales manager. With this new appointment, Riedel significantly enhances the resources available to the company’s growing broadcast user base in the U.K. and across Europe.
Prior to joining Riedel, Taylor was sales director, EMEA, for Wohler Technologies, where he managed sales and marketing for EMEA and managed the company’s award-winning range of MPEG products worldwide. Taylor earlier served as broadcast test and measurement sales manager for systems integrator Boxer Systems, working in the company’s distribution division (DigiBox) before starting up a new division specializing in test equipment solutions. He previously held technical, sales, and management roles at companies including Orion Electrotech, Slipstream-SDS, Rohde & Schwarz, Inelco, and Hewlett-Packard/Agilent Technologies.
“Graham has an excellent track record in successful broadcast sales, with proven skill in building key relationships and a strong background in electronics and networking,” said Paul Rivens, U.K. general manager for Riedel Communications. “We’re confident that these elements will make him a valuable contributor to our growing U.K. broadcast sales operations.”
Taylor will be based in the U.K. and report to Rivens.