San Francisco, Calif., February 21, 2013 — Grass Valley® announces, effective immediately, the appointment of Stephen Wong as Senior Vice President of APAC. With more than 30 years of experience in the television broadcast industry, including a first spell with the Grass Valley Group (1999-2002) and additional senior roles at Thomson, Tektronix, Phillips, Ampex, and Redifussion Television. Wong joins the company to lead Grass Valley's sales activities across all market segments in APAC.
Wong will be based at Grass Valley's Hong Kong office and will drive the company's growth strategy in Asia, with an emphasis on emerging markets, while also leading its teams throughout the region. Wong replaces Andrew Sedek, who is retiring from Grass Valley this month.
"Stephen brings a tremendous amount of experience and industry knowledge, with specific digital television expertise in China," said Tim Thorsteinson, President and CEO, Grass Valley. "He sold the first digital video server products into China in the mid-1990s, when the market was still in its primary stage of conversion.
"I know Stephen well, having worked with him at Leitch and Harris Corporation, and I am delighted he has rejoined Grass Valley to play a major role in the company's future. We are very pleased to have him back as a key member of our team and look forward to him strengthening Grass Valley's leading position in this region.
"I would also like to thank Andrew Sedek for his leadership in building success in the APAC region for the company since our carve-out from Technicolor and wish him every success in his future endeavors."
Prior to his new role, Wong was Vice President of Asia Pacific Affairs, Broadcast Communications Division for Harris Corporation (Hong Kong), where he led the integration, positioning, and growth of the Harris Broadcast Communications Division for the entire region. He had previously held the position of Vice President of Asia Pacific Operations for Leitch, which was then acquired by Harris.
"With Grass Valley establishing itself as an industry leader in Nonlinear Production and the rapid maturity of the APAC region, this is an ideal moment to be rejoining the company," said Stephen Wong. "I am thrilled to be taking on this exciting opportunity to expand Grass Valley's position in the region, through maintaining the high standards of our team and bringing unique solutions and premium customer service engagement to Asia."
For more than 50 years, the Grass Valley name has been synonymous with innovation, leadership, and performance. Our full range of solutions and services is unmatched in the industry, leveraging the economies of scale of the IT industry with our proprietary core knowledge of media processing and storage. Grass Valley customers include most of the world's leading broadcasters, teleproduction facilities, and service providers, as well as independent video professionals who rely on our products to cover the world's most high-profile live events, as well as to benefit from efficiencies in day-to-day operations. When you're watching news, sports, or entertainment programming—whether on a TV, the web, or a mobile device—you're watching Grass Valley at work in today's connected world.
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