IABM announces new North America Regional Council Chair and Members


Last Updated: November 10, 2016 4:16 pm GMT
(November 10, 2016) IABM announces new North America Regional Council Chair and Members Broad experience and market expertise to deliver greater regional focus for IABM member companies IABM today announced the full line-up for its North America Regional Council and its new chair. Drawn from the rapidly growing number of North American member companies, the new Regional Council will continue to provide an influential voice in the region’s broadcast and media technology industry.

Michael Accardi, President of CueScript, has been appointed chair, and will serve for a period of two years, as will all Council members. Accardi will also serve on the central IABM Members’ Board. Accardi has more than 27 years in management, sales, marketing and product development with leading manufacturers, including Sachtler, Anton/Bauer, Autoscript and Vitec Videocom, before launching CueScript in 2014 with the goal of growing the new company into a leading prompting solutions brand.

Michael Accardi

“I am thrilled to serve as the Chair for IABM NA Regional Council,” said Accardi. “CueSript having dual headquarters in the USA and UK has given me great exposure to the value of IABM. Having served on the NA Council it is obvious having this forum strengthens all members by exploiting synergies, having access to an incredible knowledgebase, and forums to discuss technology and economic trends facing our industry. My goal for the next two years is not only that our members take advantage of this great resource, but also to add their voices. As I see it, the true value is the synergy we achieve by having all members contributing.”

Serving on the North America Regional Council with Accardi are:
  • Joe Commare – Marketing Manager, Riedel
  • Brian Cram – CEO, Dejero
  • George Elsaesser – President, GEA &
  • Associates Mary Kay Evans – CMO, Verizon
  • Andy Hurt – SVP Marketing & Business Development, Wazee Digital
  • Peer Jambor – Marketing & Comms Manager, VITEC Inc.
  • Ted Korte – CEO, Qligent Brian Olson – VP Product Management, NewTek Adam Schadle – VP, Video Clarity
  • Neerav Shah – Senior VP Strategic Marketing, Grass Valley
  • Steve Sloane – Director Sales, Nevion
  • Thomas Tang – President, Apantac
  • John Tkaczewski – President, FileCatalyst

More information about each of the North America Regional Council members can be found here.

Caryn Cohen, IABM Director, North America, said, “I am delighted to have such an experienced, diverse, and passionate group of professionals on the North America council. Each one of them brings an area of specialty and diversity in size, location, and type of company they represent. These North America council members will be a great asset to IABM and help us to shape the future of the association, define and launch compelling benefits to our members, and provide member companies with invaluable resources to help them do business.”

“The IABM North America Regional Council got off to a flying start last year and we are very glad that six of its members are returning for the new council,” said Peter White IABM CEO. “The idea behind our Regional Councils is to bring local knowledge and relevance to members in those regions, backed up by the full array of central IABM resources. The wealth of industry experience and regional expertise that makes up the new North America Regional Council will bring even greater relevance and engagement for all our members in the region.”

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About IABM
IABM (www.theiabm.org) is the international trade association for suppliers of broadcast and media technology. IABM members represent over 80% of the market’s revenues; IABM facilitates the important networking and interaction between suppliers that shape and define the unique ecosystem of the broadcast and media technology industry. IABM supports member companies with a comprehensive range of services across market intelligence, training, technology, exhibitions and best practices – all designed to help them do better business. We hold the interests of member companies as paramount, and strive to provide strong guidance and support at every level in all geographies. We understand that in today’s rapidly changing media landscape, our members have never had a greater need for timely, relevant and effective advice and support. IABM’s mission is to be an ever more powerful beacon that is highly responsive to all our members’ needs in a timely fashion, helping them to prosper and navigate change successfully.


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