CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Oct. 11, 2016 -- Cobalt Digital today announced that Ryan Wallenberg has been promoted to vice president of engineering. In that role, Wallenberg not only oversees the engineering department and sets the direction of Cobalt products, but he also manages the activities of the company's new compression division created as a result of Cobalt's recent acquisition of ImmediaTV.
"After 12 years at Cobalt, most recently as director of engineering, Ryan has gained valuable management experience and, importantly, keen insight into what our customers require in the field -- critical information he will use to ensure we stay on top of customer needs," said Gene Zimmerman, president of Cobalt Digital. "Together with the rest of the management team at Cobalt, Ryan's efforts have contributed to our recent growth, leading to the acquisition of ImmediaTV. Ryan has the experience and temperament to manage engineers of all levels and disciplines effectively. I'm confident Ryan is the best person to drive the engineering team forward, and in doing so, drive Cobalt forward as well."
Wallenberg joined Cobalt in 2007 as a product engineer involved in many aspects of a product lifecycle, working on everything from low-level schematic and PCB design all the way to firmware development. In 2013, while still involved in product development, Wallenberg shifted his core focus to team management when he became the leader of Cobalt's embedded engineering team. He was promoted to director of engineering in 2014, a position that prepared him for his current role. Wallenberg earned two bachelor's degrees from Illinois Institute of Technology: one in electrical engineering and the other in computer engineering.
Wallenberg is based in Champaign, Illinois, and reports to Zimmerman.
More information about Cobalt Digital and its products is available at www.cobaltdigital.com.
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About Cobalt Digital
Cobalt Digital Inc. designs and manufactures award-winning 12G/3G/HD/SD and IP-based conversion, terminal, throwdown, and multiviewer technology for the broadcast television environment. As a founding partner in the openGear(R) initiative, Cobalt offers a full range of openGear video and audio processing card solutions for applications such as closed-caption compliance monitoring, OB production, master control, HD news production, signal transport, audio loudness, and color correction. Cobalt's Blue Box Group" line of interface converter boxes streamlines and simplifies a wide range of 12G/3G/HD/SD and IP-based conversion and signal transport tasks. The company's multi-image display processors enable multiviewer capabilities in the most demanding studio and remote broadcasting environments. Distributed through a worldwide network of dealers, system integrators, and other partners, Cobalt Digital products are backed with a five-year warranty. More information is available at www.cobaltdigital.com.
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