Jerry BergerOxford, U.K. (September 24, 2007)–Solid State Logic has appointed Jerry Berger and Pete Wood as vice president sales and sales manager, respectively, Media Production Systems. Berger will be based in the United States at SSL’s New York office, and Wood will be based at SSL HQ in the U.K.
“We are delighted to have secured the services of Jerry and Pete, two highly experienced professionals with a wealth of relevant experience,” stated Piers Plaskitt, SSL Group commercial director. “They will spearhead the commercial activities of our MediaWAN platform products on both sides of the Atlantic, building relationships with other vendors and systems integrators as well as with our customers. This represents a significant moment in the development of SSL’s business that we are all very excited about.”
Berger comes to SSL having most recently served as vice president and general manager for MicroFirst Engineering, an international solutions company concentrating on the media content management requirements of the broadcast, hospitality and gaming industries. During his tenure with MicroFirst, he was responsible for directing the company’s introduction into the broadcast television market. Berger was previously at Sony Electronics, Broadcast & Professional Group and NBC TV Network, where, combined, he worked for nearly two decades.
Pete Wood”I am thrilled to be joining Solid State Logic at this exciting and forward-thinking time,” said Berger. “The company is already an established leader within the Audio Post and Broadcast markets. Now with the advent of our new IT-based, MediaWAN Media Production Systems, SSL is set to become a leading supplier to the Video Production Management and Delivery Market as well.
Prior to joining SSL, Wood led sales efforts for several leading broadcast technology companies, including Sony Broadcast & Professional Group, Avid Technology Europe, Encoda Systems and Autocue Systems. Most recently, he was sales manager for OmniBus Systems Limited, where he developed both direct and channel relationships with major broadcasters in the Middle East market. Overall, he brings nearly 15 years experience in broadcast sales to SSL.
“SSL’s established presence with European broadcasters, especially its excellent reputation for technology and support, are the best possible platform for the development of this new division to its business,” Wood commented. “I am really pleased to have the opportunity to play a key role.”
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