Whiteley, UK – 2nd April 2019
Today Masstech announced that George Kilpatrick has been appointed as the new Masstech CEO, taking over from outgoing CEO, Joe French, who is stepping down.
Kilpatrick joins Masstech from Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he was Industry Lead, Media & Entertainment, EMEA. He has over 20 years technology and media industry experience. Prior to AWS, Kilpatrick was VP of Advanced Digital Product Management at Technicolor Inc, and before that Managing Director, Technicolor Media Services Ltd.
“I’m very pleased to be joining Masstech as CEO,” said Kilpatrick. “It’s an exciting time for the M&E industry, and Masstech has a significant role to play. I’m looking forward to helping guide the company towards our goal of harnessing the latest cloud and ML innovations to deliver the most innovative storage and content management solutions to our customers.”
“George’s extensive experience of the M&E space was of course a key factor in our decision,” said Roger Flynn, Chairman of the Masstech Board. “The market is changing, and the cloud is becoming more important to all M&E businesses. George’s previous roles, particularly most recently at AWS, make him the perfect candidate and we are extremely pleased to have secured him as the new Masstech CEO.”
Kilpatrick replaces Joe French as Masstech’s CEO. French has decided to step down from the role after twenty years of service, culminating in the successful merger between Masstech Innovations and SGL in 2017. He remains a shareholder in the company.
Kilpatrick will officially begin his new role on April 5th 2019, and will be meeting customers and partners at the NAB2019 show, on Masstech’s booth SU3710.
About Masstech Innovations
Masstech brings intelligent, optimized content storage management solutions to the media & entertainment (M&E) industry. Masstech combines the experience of many decades of broadcast and video content storage management with state-of-the-art, forward-looking development, harnessing edge IT technologies to identify and address the challenges of the industry’s constantly evolving technology and business landscapes.
Today, more than 40 percent of all media and entertainment production assets are managed by Masstech solutions, in more than 400 organizations representing every facet of M&E, around the world and across every platform. For more information, please visit www.masstech.com
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