Tom McGowan rejoins Quantel as CEO, North America
Tom McGowan has rejoined Quantel as its new CEO for North America. He will split his time between California and Quantel’s North American Headquarters in Vienna, Virginia. He returns to Quantel after serving as Director of Broadcast Sales
Operations, Midwest and Western States and National Accounts for Avid
Technologies. Prior to Avid’s purchase of Pinnacle Systems, Tom served
as Director of Sales, Americas Broadcast for Pinnacle Systems and spent
four years as Vice President of Sales & Marketing for ParkerVision.
McGowan boasts a long history with Quantel having first joined the company in 1982 as a District Sales Manager to ultimately hold the position of Vice President of Broadcast Sales rounding out 18 years with the Company.
McGowan possesses more than 30 years’ experience in broadcast engineering, and post production technology sales. During his career with Quantel he has held a variety of high level positions such as Vice President of Sales for Graphics and VP of Sales for Broadcast Products.
“I’m excited to be back with this great company that continues to lead the way in manufacturing the best technology for the markets that it serves today,” said Tom McGowan, CEO. “We have become better listeners, and we must continue to pay attention to our customers’ needs. Objectives include delivering solutions developed from customer feedback that add value to their operations, at an affordable price, for every market size, attached to unprecedented customer support. Our vision is to help our customers grow their businesses, in both SD and HD, and 2K or 4K applications. Earning the trust of our customer and prospect base is important, and we understand that.”
“We are delighted that Tom has joined Quantel as our CEO for North America,” said Ray Cross, Quantel CEO. “His exceptional sales and marketing knowledge will be of immense value to Quantel as it continues to develop in the North American market, which is a key part of our growth strategy. It’s always difficult to find good people; in Tom we have found one of the very best.”
McGowan is active in industry affairs including the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Technical EMMY Committee. He is also a member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and is active in the Society of Broadcast Engineers.