Networks & Stations
>The YES Network has named Tracy Dolgin president and chief executive officer. The former president of Fox Sports Net, which operated more than 20 regional sports networks across the country, Dolgin comes to the network with extensive experience in the regional and national sports television and new media industry. He has also served as chief operating officer of Fox Liberty Cable.
>Sylvia Kinard-Thompson, Esq. was recently appointed director of television, film, and radio at Medgar Evers College, in Brooklyn, New York. She will develop a video archive of Brooklyn’s senior African-American leaders, increase internship and post-graduate employment opportunities for students, and establish public/ private partnerships between the college and leading media and entertainment companies.
>Digigram has hired Jimmy Kawalek as worldwide business development manager for the licensing program of Digigram’s patented EtherSound technology. He joins Digigram after three years with Peak Audio, a division of Cirrus Logic, where he was in charge of business development for Peak’s CobraNet technology.
>Lectrosonics has appointed Karl Winkler director of business development. In this capacity, Winkler will oversee efforts to establish new markets and develop new products with the goal of continued growth and expansion of the company’s industry presence.
>Hans Hasselbach has been appointed chief sales and marketing officer at Network Electronics. In this position he is responsible for the company’s worldwide sales and marketing efforts. Prior to
his appointment, Hasselbach served as Network Electronics’ sales manager for Europe.
>Jackie Broo has joined Neural Audio as a public relations consultant. In her new role, Broo will be the contact point for all Neural Audio information as well as coordinate the firm’s day-to-day public relations efforts. Previous to joining Neural, she was public relations manager for Harris’ broadcast communications division.
>Scientific-Atlanta has promoted Dave Davies and Jeff Seebeck. Davies, who now holds the title of vice president, strategic planning and development, is responsible for product marketing and business development of all subscriber-facing products for Scientific-Atlanta. Seeback, now vice president of product management and development, will lead his team’s efforts to draw S-A’s Digital Broadband Delivery System development activities closer to the customer.
>TASCAM has appointed Marsh Gooch to the position of national marketing manager. He comes onboard to helm the TASCAM marketing group already in place as of September 13. Gooch has been involved in the direction of the marketing vision of companies such as Mackie Designs, Spirit by Soundcraft, Line 6, SWR Sound Corporation, and, most recently, The ESP Guitar Company.
>Visual effects and animation studio KromA has hired producer Bob Yukich. A former freelancer with broad experience in commercials, music videos, feature films and episodic television, Yukich will oversee production, day-to-day operations and sales. He will also seek to expand the company beyond its base in commercial and music videos into effects work for film and television.
>Mammoth HD has signed Santiago (James) Benet, a 3D animator and visual effects specialist from Mexico, and Jason Pichonsky a director of photography from Canada, to its talent base.
>Michael Taylor has returned to R!OT Santa Monica as managing director. He will be responsible for overseeing all of R!OT’s service offerings including telecine, computer graphics, matte painting, compositing and editorial finishing, serving R!OT’s customers in the commercial, feature, and episodic television markets.
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