T-VIPS Hires Steve Sloane to Drive U.S. Operations

T-VIPS, the Oslo, Norway-based designer and supplier of solutions for the backhaul of broadcast-quality video signals over IP networks, has recruited industry expert Steve Sloane to manage its U.S. subsidiary T-VIPS America Inc. office based in Greenwich, Conn.

The company announced the U.S. expansion in April when it launched new products specifically designed for the North American market at NAB2007.

Sloane brings more than 20 years of distribution, sales and management experience to T-VIPS America, according the T-VIPS. Most recently he worked for Triveni Digital Inc.--an LG Electronics Co. Previously, he held sales and marketing management positions with Snell & Wilcox, PESA Switching Systems, and for Chyron, both in the United States and the United Kingdom.

In his new position as North American director of sales for T-VIPS, he is responsible for setting up T-VIPS sales and support operations in Greenwich, as well as spearheading T-VIPS' North American pre- and post-sales support activities.

"Steve Sloane is the right executive to drive our North American market expansion and build direct relationships with partners and customers to ensure that our solutions gain the recognition in North America that they have already achieved in Europe," said Janne T. Morstøl, president of T-VIPS America Inc.