Leader Electronics Names Neil Coles as New European Regional Development Manager

Leader Electronics has added Neil Coles as European Regional Development Manager. Based in London, he will be working directly with customers and via the Leader network of distribution partners to extend the company’s presence across the continent.

“Neil is a popular and highly respected member of the broadcast industry with a good knowledge of the creative and commercial aspects as well as the technology on which our customers depend,” comments Leader Europe Managing Director Koichi Fukagawa. “His areas of responsibility will include promoting the wide range of test and measurement solutions to the existing Leader user base and helping increase our share of the broadcast, digital film, and web-TV market.”

“Accurate, repeatable, and cost-efficient test and measurement are essential in the highly competitive sphere of content creation, postproduction, storage, and distribution,” Neil Coles adds. “I am delighted to be joining a company which is clearly living up to its name as a world-leading producer of innovative, intuitive, and affordable instrumentation. Leader has already made significant advances in the OB market which we see as an area with considerable growth potential both into the 4K UHD domain and, longer term, into 8K Hi-Vision.”

Coles commenced his career in 1996 at a London postproduction house, progressing through various roles including account management at West 1 Television and postproduction management for travel documentaries. His development path included senior positions at NEP Group and Bexel Global Broadcast Solutions. He also established his own company specializing in the provision of high-grade broadcast production facilities and system integration services.