Belden Vet Timothy Shoulders Named President of Grass Valley; Marco Lopez Leaves Company
Timothy Shoulders, a member of the Belden team since 2011, has been named president of Grass Valley, succeeding Marco Lopez, who has left the company to pursue other opportunities. Shoulders will report directly to Roel Vestjens, president, industrial solutions and broadcast IT, Belden, and will be based in Grass Valley’s worldwide headquarters in Montreal.
Shoulders’s appointment was effective on Jan. 1, as he transitions from his previous role as VP/GM of Belden’s global Industrial Cable business. Prior to that, he lead Belden’s global Broadcast Cables business following a stint in the company’s Enterprise Connectivity platform. According to the announcement, Shoulders “combines his background in accounting and finance with a passion for efficiency to manage a complex global manufacturing network and serve as a champion for lean manufacturing principles.”
Says Vestjens, “Tim’s ability to successfully drive the Belden Broadcast and A/V business as well as the Industrial Cable business over recent years makes him the right person to lead Grass Valley as we look ahead to an exciting time of growth and continued transition in the industry. He has a unique ability to influence internal processes that enhance the customer experience by reducing or eliminating barriers to effective communication. An open and collaborative relationship with our customers is critical as we navigate business and technology changes in the market together.”
Shoulders has an extensive background in finance and accounting, including managing corporate-finance functions and forecasting and reporting for large, diverse businesses. During his time with Belden, he has led numerous M&A projects, integrations and cross-business initiatives, gaining expertise in the Belden Business System, a foundation of guiding principles and processes that lead to measurable efficiency.