Chyron Corp., the Melville broadcast graphics company, has appointed a new vice president of sales for the Asia-Pacific region. The new executive, Jonathan Wong, will be based in Singapore.
"Wong will lead enterprise-level engagements with major broadcast media organizations and be responsible for expanding business through existing distribution channels and system integrators in the region," Mark Bachmore, vice president of worldwide sales at Chyron, said.
"Jonathan has shown an exceptional degree of drive and skill in his career to date, and his knowledge of the region and wide range of contacts in the broadcast industry make him a strong addition to our sales team in the Asia-Pacific region."
Bachmore said, "Chyron is committed to providing the best in state-of-the-art, real-time graphics solutions -- such as our new BlueNet graphics workflow system -- and we are confident that Jonathan will be instrumental in helping us deliver these solutions to leading broadcasters and media facilities across this region."
Before joining Chyron, Wong was Asia Pacific regional manager for broadcast software provider Beehive Systems, where he was responsible for developing the company's Asia-Pacific business strategy, engaging with major customers and establishing Beehive's channel network for the region, Chyron said.
During the past 10 years, his business development experience in the region has included positions at Singapore-based integrator S&I Systems as well as Avid Technology, where he served a range of key accounts with international and national broadcasters in Thailand, Vietnam, and Singapore, Chyron said.
The company also has a new senior account executive for West Coast sales of its digital and broadcast graphics systems.
The new sales executive, Christina Thomas, will lead Chyron's sales team with the task of building and executing strategic sales plans for California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Idaho, Hawaii, Montana, Alaska and Wyoming.
Thomas’ experience includes roles in broadcast sales and television news production and journalism, most recently as West Coast area manager for Digital Broadcast, and previously as a newscast producer for KBAK-TV.
“We are pleased to welcome Christina to our U.S.-based sales team,” Bruce Levine, vice president of North American sales at Chyron, said in a news release. “Her ability to forge customer relationships and break into new markets — combined with her extensive contacts on the West Coast — will be invaluable in her new role here at Chyron.”
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