Chyron Appoints Walshe for EAME
is today announcing that Richard Walshe has joined Chyron's EAME office as director of sales. Walshe, who reports to VP and General Manager of EAME David Ward, will be based in Reading, UK. With more than 30 years experience in the broadcast industry, Walshe will be responsible for continuing to grow the client base within the region.
Walshe began his career in his native New Zealand where he trained as a broadcast engineer. Following a move to the UK in 1980, he spent 11 years holding a variety of sales roles with Quantel including, international service engineer, sales engineer in Australia and sales manager for Eastern Europe and Russia.
In 1993, he moved to Australia to become sales manager for Quantum Pacific, a distributor/importer of Production, Post, Broadcasting and Telecommunications equipment. He then became MD for the local subsidiary of Barco, a Belgium Cable and Satellite headend manufacturer. In 2002, he joined Vocality to head the Asia Pacific operation and for the last two years he held the position of sales manager at Gencom Technology selling Production, Post, and Broadcasting equipment including HD Presentation systems.
"Chyron is a company that is synonymous with high-quality products and excellent customer service. The company has embraced the recent shift to mobile and IT centric platforms so I am very happy to be joining at this exciting time," commented Walshe. He added, "The EAME sales team has an excellent reputation and I look forward to working with David Ward, Matt Hughes, Carlo DeCianti and Nordine Sekouri to continue strengthening the company's foothold within the region."
"I am really pleased to welcome Richard to Chyron's EAME sales force," added Michael Wellesley-Wesley, CEO, Chyron. "Richard has a very impressive background in the broadcast and post markets and he is a very welcome addition to the team."