Grass Valley Taps Former HP Exec as VP, Global Solutions

Grass Valley has appointed broadcast industry veteran Charles Cataldo to the newly created position of Vice President of Global Solutions. In this new position, Cataldo will play a key role in the Global Services team assisting in the plans to strengthen efforts to build the services and solutions that will make Grass Valley the leading provider of best-in-class video technology solutions.

The company says Cataldo brings extensive knowledge and experience in developing and implementing media-centric solutions for Fortune 500 companies. Cataldo joins Grass Valley from Hewlett-Packard, where he most recently served as a General Manager in the Communications and Media division and helped grow the digital media solutions business in the Americas. Prior roles include Senior Vice President of Broadcast & Studio Operations at HBO, including overseeing all of the HBO Communication Center activities in Hauppauge, New York, and the Studio and Post Production Operations facilities in Manhattan.

Before joining HBO, in 1982, Cataldo was an engineer for Suburban Cable Television for five years—which later became part of Comcast Cable.

“We’re lucky to have a person with Charles’ experience and industry stature joining our organization and helping to grow our business globally,” says Aengus Linehan, Senior Vice President of Global Services. “Grass Valley is focused on building a services capability to support our move to become the leading provider of Video Technology Solutions. We welcome Charles’ industry and technical knowledge in deploying new digital infrastructures and look forward to his working with customers to achieve their goals in the most cost-effective way.”

Cataldo will report directly to Aengus Linehan and will be based in San Francisco, Calif.

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