(Reading, UK--February 10, 2011) Snell today announced that Vincent Eade has joined the company's European sales team as regional sales manager for the Nordics and Ireland. Reporting to Mark Gardner, sales director for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Eade will be responsible for building Snell's sales presence and installed base throughout the Nordic region via direct customer relationships and distribution channel management.
"We are delighted that Vince has chosen to join our team. He has a rich and varied background in both product- and solutions-based sales. His recent time at Sony has given him a great understanding of live production requirements in both studios and OBs, and this will help to underpin our considerable growth in these areas," said Gardner. "Vince's proven business development expertise will be a huge asset as we continue to expand our market presence in the Nordic countries and Ireland."
Just prior to joining Snell, Eade served as technical account manager for Sony UK Ltd., where he was responsible for sales in the company's Irish market, to independent broadcasters such as ITV, and to UK systems integrators. He also served as a product manager for Sony, and has held other previous sales positions including sales manager at Harris Communications/Leitch and area sales manager for Quantel. Eade is also a former broadcast engineer for TV3, and he served in customer/technical support positions for both Quantel and Leitch. Eade holds an HND in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Portsmouth.
"It's an exciting time to be joining Snell, as momentum continues to build throughout Europe for the company's highly respected product lines," said Eade. "I look forward to working with both the Snell sales team and our distribution network as we continue to help customers bring increased productivity and operational efficiencies in the live production, post production, playout, and central operations markets."
Snell is a leading innovator in digital media technology and provides broadcasters and global media companies with a comprehensive range of solutions to create, better manage, and streamline the distribution of content for today's multi-screen world. Snell provides the tools necessary to transition seamlessly and cost-effectively to HDTV, stereoscopic 3D, and 3Gbps operations. Headquartered in the U.K., Snell serves more than 2,000 broadcasters, post facilities, and global media companies in more than 100 countries through its worldwide team of sales and support personnel. More information is available at http://www.snellgroup.com