Rohde & Schwarz Expands Its U.S. Broadcast & Media Team

Rohde & Schwarz USA Inc., announces the hire of three new team members to the Broadcast & Media division to reinforce focus on the Media Content Solution segment

Columbia, MD, May 20th, 2019 — Continuing with the remarkable success of its transmitter business during the ongoing FCC Repack, the Rohde & Schwarz USA, Inc. Broadcast & Media division announces the expansion of the Media Content Solutions team to drive forward the strategy and success of the division with a strong customer focus.
‘With our product portfolio gaining great momentum, this is the time to strengthen our presence in this key market and working hand-in-hand with our longstanding customers and partners,’ explains Erik Balladares, Vice President Broadcast & Media at Rohde & Schwarz Inc.
To lead the newly expanded Media Content Solution team and to steer all aspects of sales for the respective business in the U.S., Rohde & Schwarz has appointed Burt Young as Senior Sales Manager. An accomplished industry executive with 20 years’ experience in the sector, Young joins Rohde & Schwarz from Grass Valley, where he was Strategic Accounts Manager and played a key role in building and growing the business. Prior to Grass Valley, Young held executive sales positions at Snell Inc. and Harris Corporation.
With the appointment of two additional industry veterans, Greg Doggett and Kim Thomas, to join Young’s team, Rohde & Schwarz demonstrates a great example of a continued commitment to being a leader in the Broadcast & Media marketplace. In their new roles as Sales & Business Development Manager, Greg Doggett and Kim Thomas will report to Burt Young and be responsible for promoting sales growth and strengthening existing relationships with customers and partners.
Greg Doggett comes to Rohde & Schwarz with an extensive background in the industry, previously holding executive sales positions with Grass Valley and Snell. Kim Thomas joins the Media Content Solution team with a vast background in the industry as well, previously holding executive sales positons with Avid and Dalet Digital Media Systems.
‘I am excited to welcome the new members of the Media Content Solution team on board,’ concludes Erik Balladares, Vice President Broadcast & Media. ‘They offer exceptional knowledge of our industry, markets, customer needs and products. As we continue to raise the profile of Rohde & Schwarz in the multiple Broadcast & Media market segments across the U.S., their outstanding experience will enable us to reach the next level.’

Press contact
Maryam Larki Bavi, Marketing Manager Broadcast & Media –
Rohde & Schwarz USA, Inc.
Phone: +1 818-846-3600 x1411

Rohde & Schwarz
Built on an 80 year heritage, Rohde & Schwarz is a recognized leader in the field of Test & Measurement, Secure Communications, Radio Monitoring & Radio Location, and Wireless Communication with an unparalleled expertise in broadcasting. The Rohde & Schwarz Broadcast and Media Division provides top-notch solutions to premier broadcasters, studios, post-production facilities, cable TV and satellite providers, and consumer electronics designers. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, Rohde & Schwarz is an independent company with a sales & service network that ranges across more than 70 countries. Rohde & Schwarz has over 10,500 employees worldwide and achieved a net revenue of Euro 1.92 billion in FY 2016/2017. R&S® is a registered trademark of Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG.

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