Avid taps Sharp as Avid Video GM

Avid Technology has appointed Graham Sharp as vice president and general manager, Avid Video, effective immediately. Sharp joined Avid Technology in 2001 to lead sales, marketing and support operations for the Avid Video division in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and India.

Avid says Sharp helped the division more than double revenue and significantly improved gross margins across these geographies. “Graham Sharp has done a terrific job over the past five years building our professional broadcast and post production businesses in a range of international markets. We believe he is the right person to chart a new course for growth and profitability for Avid Video,” said David Krall, president and chief executive officer at Avid Technology.

Before joining Avid Technology in 2001, Sharp held the position of managing director at Post Impressions Ltd., a company formed in 1998 as the result of a management buyout from the hardware division of Discreet Logic. From 1996 to 1998, Sharp served in executive posts at Discreet, including the role of senior vice president, where he was responsible for the company’s worldwide sales, marketing, product management, and customer support operations. Prior to Discreet, Sharp worked at Avid as a Regional Broadcast Manager in Asia, and also held sales roles at Tektronix, Alpha Image, and Dynatech.

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