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GatesAir Strengthens Global Sales Team with Regional Sales Manager Appointments

Jason Mak, Jhonny Maroun and Xavier Collet bring leadership and experience to key business development roles across international regions
Cincinnati, OH, August 28, 2014

GatesAir, a global leader in over-the-air television and radio, has hired three seasoned broadcast industry experts to strengthen its global sales team.  The new regional sales manager appointments amplify GatesAir’s customer-first approach across the Middle East, North Africa, Eastern Europe and the Asia-Pacific at a time when many countries in these regions are undergoing digital TV and radio transitions.
 
Jason Mak joins the Singapore office as regional sales manager for Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and the ASEAN countries, which include Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand.  Many of these countries are converting to DTV within the next five years, and Jason’s leadership, versatility and experience will play an instrumental role in both accelerating and simplifying these transitions.  Prior to joining GatesAir, Jason’s diversified background included direct sales, business development and technology services from engineering to systems integration, with 15 years of experience in DTV broadcasting, RF and wireless communications.  He most recently led the Broadcast Network Division at Nera Telecommunications Ltd., with a focus on delivering turnkey DVB-T/T2 and other broadcast solutions to vertical market segments in Asia-Pacific territories.
 
Jhonny Maroun has been appointed regional sales manager for the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA).   Based in Lebanon, Jhonny joins GatesAir at a time when many companies in the MENA region are upgrading their TV and radio infrastructure, and optimizing analog networks to prepare for digital transitions.  A dynamic engineer with 11 years of entrepreneurial experience, Jhonny has held regional director, business development manager and other key positions throughout his career.  He most recently served as a regional director at Wohler Technologies, where he was responsible for business operations and strategic growth in the broadcast and media markets.
 
Xavier Collet joins GatesAir as regional sales manager based out of Paris.  Xavier will cover Eastern Europe and the CIS countries, which include Russia, Poland, Romania and Turkey.  With 15 years of international broadcast sales and business development experience, he previously managed key accounts at Grass Valley and Avid.  Most recently, Xavier served as director of sales and business development at Technicolor Network Services, responsible for strategic long-term business growth worldwide.  His efforts and initiatives achieved significant performance improvements through implementation of best practices.
 
“GatesAir is fueling customer intimacy through these strategic appointments, bringing experienced leaders with an entrepreneurial spirit closer to our customers in these regions,” said Alain Pecot, vice president of sales, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific, GatesAir.  “Jason, Jhonny and Xavier will help to drive our global sales and business development initiatives, with the agility and responsiveness required to meet the challenges our customers face across digital transitions and optimizing existing analog networks. We are happy to welcome these leaders to our global sales team.”
 
About GatesAir
GatesAir, Inc. provides complete solutions for over-the-air radio and television broadcasting, leveraging wireless spectrum to maximize performance for multichannel, mission-critical services. Powering over-the-air networks worldwide with unparalleled reliability for nearly 100 years, GatesAir’s turnkey solutions enable broadcasters to create, transport and transmit radio and TV content.  With customers in more than 185 countries, the company leads the industry in innovation and design breakthroughs, improving efficiency and reducing total cost of ownership. Visit www.gatesair.com for more information, and follow us on Twitter at @GatesAir.
 
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