Quantel has announced that veteran Quantel employee Tom McGowan has rejoined the company as its new CEO for North America. He will split his time between offices in Los Angeles and Quantel's North American headquarters in Vienna, VA.
McGowan first joined Quantel in 1982 as a district sales manager and stayed for 18 years. He returns to Quantel after serving as director of broadcast sales operations for the Midwest and Western states and national accounts for Avid Technologies. Prior to Avid's purchase of Pinnacle Systems, he served as director of sales for Pinnacle Systems and spent four years as VP of sales and marketing for ParkerVision.
McGowan is on the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Technical EMMY Committee. He is also a member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE).
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