Based in the United Kingdom, McClelland will lead a team of regional sales managers and technical pre-sales specialists across EMEA and report to Rich Redmond, President and Managing Director, International.
GatesAir has appointed Andy McClelland as Managing Director, EMEA, effective immediately. Based in the United Kingdom, McClelland will lead a team of regional sales managers and technical pre-sales specialists across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India, and report directly to Rich Redmond, President and Managing Director, International.
McClelland comes to GatesAir with more than 20 years of experience in the broadcast, cable and telecommunications industries, including 13 years as a regional sales manager with Harris Broadcast, the prior parent company of GatesAir.
Commenting on his appointment, McClelland said: My perspective of the broadcast business has always been to look at the headend forward to the transmitter, which I believe is instrumental to helping broadcasters fully leverage the opportunities that come with the latest digital broadcast standards. In television, much of the world has yet to transition from analogue while other countries are looking to transition from early digital standards, which will enable broadcasters to deliver more channels and services over the air. My experience with todays highly efficient encoding platforms and other headend technologies will help to build stronger relationships with the network operators that manage these systems end to end.
Andy also anticipates playing a key role in the continued expansion of GatesAirs partner network. I am delighted to learn GatesAir has a very strong channel partner network which will be key to our success going forward, continued McClelland. The successful repack programme in the US has strengthened the company and its portfolio and provides some terrific lessons learned as we undertake similar initiatives in this region.