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Alain Pecot joins Harris

Alain Pecot has joined Harris as regional director of Southern Europe. Based in France, Pecot will be responsible for growing Harris Broadcast's business in the region and oversee the company's operation in France, which includes the sales teams for France, Spain, Portugal, Greece and Northern Africa, after-sales support, project management and product development. Harris Sales operations based in Italy will also report into Pecot.

Pecot joins from Thomson, where he held the position of chief marketing and technology officer for the company's Networks & Integration Solutions business unit, where he was responsible for developing plans for integrating recently merged companies, defining product line road maps and managing product life cycles to reduce time to market and improve quality. Pecot has also worked for Thomson's Grass Valley division, as well as for Sony Broadcast & Professional Europe.

"The Harris presence in France is well established, and this senior appointment signifies our further commitment to investment and growth in the Western European market," said Richard Scott, vice president, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) operations for Harris Broadcast Communications. "Alain brings to Harris an impressive background in international broadcast and media markets. His vast experience in product management, new market development, direct and indirect sales management will be extremely valuable as we further strengthen the Harris business in Europe."