Wohler Technologies Makes Pair of Sales Hirings
Wohler Technologies made additions to their sales team with the appointment of Andy Stanton as head of sales for the company’s monitoring product line in the Asia-Pacific region and Michael Wright to the role of senior sales executive, North America, for the company’s RadiantGrid business line.
In his position, Wright will be responsible for raising the profile of the RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform and related file-based processing solutions, as well as for managing sales of RadiantGrid solutions to both new and existing customers across North America.
“Michael’s expertise in strategic sales and his experience working with a variety of complementary media-related enterprises make him a great fit for this new role,” said Craig Newbury, vice president sales, RadiantGrid at Wohler. “His familiarity with major players in the broadcast, media, and entertainment markets will be particularly valuable as RadiantGrid’s unique file-based solutions continue to gain traction in North America.”
Wright joins Wohler having most recently served as director of key accounts for AmberFin, with a focus on customers in the eastern half of the United States and on channel partners in Canada. He earlier served as the director of U.S. sales, enterprise accounts, for Avid Technology, where he was responsible for the sales strategies and management of the U.S. relationships and sales activities for media enterprises including Disney/ABC Television Group, NewsCorp/Fox Networks, and Discovery Communications.
Meanwhile, Stanton will handle Wohler’s direct sales activities while strengthening and expanding the Wohler dealer and integrator network across Asia-Pacific markets.
“Andy is both well-known and well-respected in the broadcast industry, and he joins our sales team not only with a strong foundation spanning broadcast, post, and new media sectors, but also with a remarkable depth of experience working in Asia-Pacific markets,” said John Terrey, vice president sales at Wohler. “He understands how to capitalize on new business opportunities in this area while maintaining and expanding relationships with existing customers. We believe he will be a valuable addition to our worldwide sales team.”
Stanton began his career as an engineer at the Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) in 1975 and since has worked in broadcast, postproduction, and new media enterprises. Much of his business experience has focused on bringing new solutions and technologies into the Asian marketplace. In sales and management roles with companies including OmniBus systems, Odetics Broadcast, Discreet Logic, and Abekas, Incorporated, as well as his own consulting firm, ITS, he has focused on building business opportunities for leading-edge technologies in Asian markets; on establishing and training the distributor/channel network in these regions; and educating the customer base as to the value of media technologies to their business models.
Based in Thailand for more than 20 years, Stanton has experience working in India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Australia, China, Korea, and Japan.