German broadcast manufacturer Lawo has opened a subsidiary in the UK and strengthened its Sales & Support Team with new appointments.
Pre-sales and systems engineer Kadhim Boyd, solution architect James Walker and sales managers Olivier Hough and Devin Workman aim to bring a new quality of customer relationship to the UK.
“Lawo is investing heavily in the UK as part of a drive to keep up with increasing activity and opportunity in the area of IP processing and distribution, and management of IP-based media workflows,” said Craig Newbury, director of sales and operations, UK & Ireland, who is heading the new team.
With his roots in IT development engineering, engineer Kadhim Boyd counts extensive experience as senior engineer, technical sales manager and principal systems engineer at Snell, including responsibility for management of and training for larger projects involving control and monitoring systems across the world.
Before taking up his new role of solution architect at Lawo, James Walker worked as head of system architecture and delivery – live production and infrastructure at Grass Valley, and served in a number of different roles at Snell. Prior to his move to the company, Olivier Hough served as UK & Ireland strategic sales manager for Vitec Production Solutions.
Devin Workman counts 20 years in professional audio and arrives at Lawo from HHB Communications/Scrub where he specialised in the supply and support of Avid Pro Tools and S6 consoles, Dolby Atmos systems, and Audio-over-IP solutions for film and TV audio postproduction. His previous appointments include application specialist at Avid Technology and EMEA product specialist at Euphonix. As an audio engineer, he counts London’s Whitfield Street Studios, the Banff Centre and Fred Smith Studios alongside his work as a freelancer.
Newbury commented: “I am excited to be able to bring together this new group of talented individuals who not only offer an improved level of attention and customer service to our customers in the UK, but also bring the expertise and attitude focused upon customer success that is a hallmark of the Lawo family.”