Gearhouse Broadcast UK Promotes Tischler to MD; Moorhouse To Focus on GMG Efforts
Gearhouse Broadcast, a supplier of technical facilities, crew, and services used to capture the world’s most-watched content, has promoted Ed Tischler, head of projects, to managing director of its UK business. He replaces Kevin Moorhouse, who vacates the position to focus fully on his role as COO of Gravity Media Group (GMG), continuing the mission to provide outstanding technology, solutions, and exceptional client support across the globe.
In the 16 years he has worked in the broadcast-facilities industry, Tischler has made the transition from a purely technical role to taking on greater commercial and leadership responsibilities. Since joining Gearhouse Broadcast in 2007, he has worked at and overseen high-profile international jobs, including the 2014 and 2010 World Cups; Euro 2016, 2012, and 2008; the Rio 2016 and London 2012 Olympic Games; and ATP 1000 Tour tennis. Besides working closely with customers and technology partners to ensure that jobs are delivered successfully and on budget, he has overseen considerable growth within the projects business.
Tischler will report directly to Moorhouse and the Gravity Media Group management team, with a remit to continue the impressive performance that the UK arm of Gearhouse Broadcast has delivered in recent years through its projects, systems-integration, and equipment-rental divisions. He will also remain as head of projects for the near future to ensure consistency on upcoming jobs he is involved with before overseeing the appointment of a suitable replacement.
Commenting on his promotion, Tischler says, “Gearhouse is among the most forward-thinking and ambitious businesses operating within the media-production industry, so this is a fantastic opportunity, one I’m genuinely excited about. In the 10 years I’ve spent here, I’ve got to know the business inside out. I’ve worked closely with Kevin for many years, have an excellent relationship with him, and look forward to carrying on his good work to continue delivering innovative solutions, value, and expertise to our customers.”
Moorhouse adds, “Ed has impressed us with his management style, as well as his technical, operational, and industry knowledge throughout his time at Gearhouse. Personnel development is one of our key values, and Ed is a great example of someone who has continually grabbed the opportunities we have given him. He is target-driven and has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of our business and customers, so he was the natural choice to fill the role, and we anticipate a very smooth transition as he assumes control.”
The change comes as a result of business growth, which has meant that Moorhouse needs to dedicate more time to overseeing global operations at Gravity Media Group. Having secured substantial investment from TowerBrook Capital Partners to fund future expansion, GMG has focused on enhancing its worldwide offering.
This strategy has so far included the acquisition of Input Media, one of Europe’s leading sports production companies, and the deployment of Columbus, Gearhouse’s high-end 4K mobile unit built specifically for the US live production market.
Gearhouse Broadcast will be showcasing a wide range of its services on stand 10.B39 at IBC2017 in Amsterdam between 15-19 September.