BURBANK, CA, September 21, 2009 – Vitec Group, plc, the UK-based provider of industry leading products and services for the broadcast, imaging and live event industries, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jerry Gepner to the post of Divisional CEO for the Vitec Services Division. Having joined the Group in 2005 as CTO, Gepner has most recently held the position of Interim President for Bexel, the premier broadcast equipment provider in the U.S. and key brand of the Services Division.

Gepner brings over 20 years experience in the broadcast engineering and production industries, a history of award winning innovation and past successes managing broadcast technology and service companies.

According to Stephen Bird, CEO of Vitec Group, “Jerry is a key member of our senior executive team, and under his leadership, our Services Division can expect a renewed vision that is focused on technical excellence, creative solutions for our customers and quality of service that parallels and reflects all Vitec Group products. We are very pleased to have him on our team.”

Prior to joining Vitec Group, Gepner served as president of National Mobile Television (NMT). He has also held the position of Executive Vice President for Fox Sports and was co-founder and COO of Sportvision, the technology company that created the ‘virtual first down line’ for football telecasts and other well-known computer graphic enhancements for live sports telecasts.

Gepner has been the recipient of five Emmy Awards, the 1998 Digiglobe Award from Deutsche Telekom, the 2003 Broadcasting All-Star Award and is a named inventor on eleven U.S. patents in the fields of television production and virtual imaging.

Vitec is an international Group, principally serving customers in the worldwide media sector with products and services for the broadcast, entertainment and photographic industries. Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands that professionals rely on. Vitec is organized in three divisions: Imaging & Staging, Broadcast Systems and Broadcast Services. More information can be found at