The Emmy Award-winning broadcast graphics company Chyron is expanding in Latin America with the appointment of a new vice president for sales in the region.
Aldo Campisi, the newly-appointed Latin American sales executive, got the promotion after working for Chyron, headquartered in Melville, since 2006. He is a native speaker of Spanish and Portuguese.
Campisi "will work closely with Juan Gonzalez, Chyron's regional sales manager for Latin America, to further expand the company's sales and marketing initiatives within this region," Chyron said in a Tuesday news release.
A former graphics specialist at Vizrt, a rival broadcast graphics company, Campisi was hired at Chyron as a product manager for the company's Lyric PRO software, then moved to international sales and marketing.
"The rapidly growing Latin American market presents an exciting opportunity for Chyron," Campisi said in a Tuesday news release.
"My new role allows me to focus on business development within this particular region, and I look forward to building strong relationships with our Latin American dealers and partners as well as seeking out new business opportunities for the company."
Chyron is a provider of digital and broadcast graphics systems, with shares traded on the Nasdaq. It bills itself as "the pioneer of graphics as a service for all digital video media."
It works with digital and broadcast graphics applications for the Web, mobile devices, HD, 3D, and newsrooms.
Chyron's website gives some background on the company: "Chyron's graphics products are used by thousands of broadcasters in the U.S. and around the world including ABC, Fox, NBC, ESPN, Turner Entertainment Networks, The Golf Channel, Home Shopping Network, Korean Broadcasting, Germany's BR and NDR networks, Sky Sports News and the BBC, plus local stations in every U.S. television market.
More than 60 percent of U.S. broadcasters use Chyron products to display news titles, sports scores, weather information, election results and news and finance tickers, the company said.
Chyron in 2004 won a Primetime Emmy Engineering Award for the invention and development of the character generator, used to create text and graphics for news, sports and other live broadcasts.
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