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LEADERSHIP TEAM Executive Biographies

Our team of management and technology experts are the key to Grass Valley's success. It is their market knowledge, operational experience and technical skills that make Grass Valley, the world's leading broadcast and professional audio/video equipment manufacturer.

Christian Bernard

Christian Bernard

Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO)

Christian brings more than 25 years of experience to his role—with close to 20 as a Vice President, Manufacturing for the former Miranda organization.

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Michael Hofer

Michael Hofer

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Michael Hofer was appointed as Chief Financial Officer at Grass Valley in 2020. With over 20 years in the world of finance, he has held influential leading roles in global, market-leading companies in the fields of media, access systems and telecommunications. His experience in international and multicultural public and private organizations across North & Latin America, Asia, Australia, and Europe, combined with the five languages he speaks, provide him with unique business insight.

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Jan Lange

Jan Lange

Chief Revenue Officer (CRO)

Jan was appointed Chief Revenue Officer for Grass Valley in October 2021. Jan oversees the global sales force and our go-to-market strategy. With 25 years of experience in digital transformation across media technology, IT and telecommunications, Jan is responsible for executing our GV Media Universe cloud strategy and growing Grass Valley’s revenue through new partnerships and large enterprise deals.

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Sydney Lovely

Sydney Lovely

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and General Manager, Networking

Sydney was appointed Chief Technology Officer and General Manager, Networking in March 2020. In this role, Sydney is responsible for driving all aspects of product strategy, development and marketing for Grass Valley products and solutions in the Networking portfolio. Sydney joined Grass Valley in 2012 and has held a succession of senior leadership positions, most recently as Senior Vice President of Product Development..

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Neil Maycock

Neil Maycock

Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and General Manager, Playout

Neil joined Grass Valley following Belden’s acquisition of SAM (Snell Advanced Media) and its incorporation into the Grass Valley business in February 2018. In this role, Neil is part of the Grass Valley senior management team, responsible for marketing the company’s advanced portfolio of broadcast ecosystem solutions and driving its global market leadership.

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Michael Cronk

Michael Cronk

Vice President, Strategic Marketing

Michael is Vice President of Strategic Marketing for Grass Valley. Michael is responsible for working across Grass Valley and the industry to guide the strategic direction of the company. Michael also founded and serves as Chairman of the Board for the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) – an organization dedicated to the promotion of open standards and specifications for the media and entertainment industry.

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Ian Fletcher

Ian Fletcher

Chief Applications Designer

Ian is Chief Applications Designer for the Media Business Unit and also oversees the design and development of Grass Valley’s next generation software platform. Ian’s broadcast career began at the BBC, where he worked as a Sound Engineer, before setting up his own video production company. During this time Ian became increasingly interested in the new, low-cost microcomputers and the potential they offered for innovative solutions in the broadcast industry.

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Chuck Meyer

Chuck Meyer

Technology Fellow

Chuck Meyer was appointed Grass Valley Technology Fellow in 2020 and is responsible for advising on advanced research topics, corporate technology initiatives, and our intellectual property portfolio. Prior to joining Grass Valley, Chuck was President and CEO of NVISION, Inc., where he led pioneering development of HD Television Routing and Distribution equipment as well as Digital Audio technologies during a span of 22 years. Miranda acquired NVISION in 2008.

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