(Bradford, Yorkshire--February 18, 2016) Richard LaBerge joins Calibre, the British manufacturer of audio and video scaling and switching technology, as VP International Sales.
LaBerge has more than 20 years experience in business management, leadership and product development globally. LaBerge co-founded Sensio Technologies Inc., where as VP he spearheaded the company’s success in licensing, business development and delivery of technologies to market. Prior to this LaBerge developed commercial marketing and lending at Desjardins. He started his career in computer programming.
Based in Montreal, Canada, LaBerge will expand Calibre’s business into new markets. He will focus on increasing market share and presence in corporate AV and Calibre’s existing customer base as well as growing OEM and own-label business particularly in Asia.
“LaBerge has the perfect mix of talent to lead Calibre’s international operations and to drive the company’s efforts in establishing itself as a worldwide preferred supplier of processing products,” says Tim Brooksbank, CEO at Calibre.
In describing his new role, LaBerge says: “I will ensure the company grows on an unprecedented scale, building on its strong foundations of image processing to be the audiovisual business of tomorrow.”
LaBerge holds an MBA, Marketing & Finance at HEC Montreal and MBA Finance from the University of North Carolina. He is a board member of children’s charity, L’Etoile de Pacho.
Multi-award winning British company, Calibre has over the past 28 years achieved world recognition providing image scaling and processing technologies for use in broadcast/television, digital cinema, large venue projection, LED videowalls and surgical medical applications. Calibre manufactures products under its own brand-names as well as providing products and technology to several market leaders in the Pro-AV market worldwide. Calibre is a market leader in innovation, utilizing its own, UK & Germany-based in-house hardware and software design teams for all its product developments and its own UK manufacturing.