Seven-year veteran of Belden focuses on Grass Valley's growth and customer experience as the new year begins
MONTREAL, January 3, 2018 — With an innovative, customer-focused approach to new broadcast opportunities such as IP and 4K UHD, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has established itself as a solution leader for broadcasters and content creators in today's dynamic market. As 2018 begins, the company will be guided by a new president—Timothy Shoulders, a member of the Belden team since 2011 and a proven leader with extensive industry experience.
Shoulders was appointed president effective January 1, transitioning from his previous role as vice president and general manager of Belden's global Industrial Cable business. Prior to that, he gained valuable insights into the broadcast industry as leader of Belden's global Broadcast Cables business following a successful stint in the company's Enterprise Connectivity platform. He 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. Shoulders will report directly to Roel Vestjens, president, Industrial Solutions & Broadcast IT for Belden. Former president Marco Lopez has left the company to pursue other opportunities.
"Tim's ability to successfully drive the Belden Broadcast and AV 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," says Vestjens. "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's 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. He will be based in Grass Valley's worldwide headquarters in Montreal.
As he brings his own skills and perspectives to the role of Grass Valley president, he remains focused on the company's core mission of empowering customers to create, control and connect content wherever, however and whenever it is consumed.
For information about Grass Valley solutions and services, please visit grassvalley.com.
About Grass Valley
Grass Valley is focused on empowering customers to create, control and connect content wherever, however and whenever it is consumed. In this ever-changing media landscape, content remains the most important element. Many of our customers are faced with the need to create and support new workflows while continuing to operate their legacy workflows, simultaneously broadcasting through traditional channels, Over-The-Top platforms, and Video-On-Demand as well as to tablets, PCs, and mobile devices.
We provide the innovative tools and expertise to help customers improve the efficiency of their operations while telling better stories to attract and keep viewers. With Grass Valley's integrated solutions that enable flexibility, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, quality and scalability, broadcasters and content creators have what they need to sustain their businesses. Headquartered in Montreal, Grass Valley has been in the broadcast business for nearly 60 years and is part of St. Louis-based Belden Inc. For more information, visit www.belden.com.
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