VISLINK Grows Middle East and Africa Operations with Appointment of New General Manager
Hemel Hempstead, UK, 2nd March 2015 – VISLINK, the leading global technology provider specialising in the collection, management and delivery of high quality video and associated data, today announced the addition of John Aslett to its Dubai office as General Manager. John will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the office, heading up a team which is focused on sales into the Middle East and Africa.
John has a strong background in broadcast and IT, bringing to VISLINK 18 years of sales and senior management experience in the Middle East, including most recently as Managing Director at Media Group International, the largest broadcast system integrator in the region. He has also held positions at Avid Technology, Orbit Communications Company and Grass Valley. John has spent much of his professional career working to build and grow multi-national corporations in emerging markets, with a focus on revenue growth and cost management. John brings a substantial experience with media asset management systems.
“John has a proven track record in sales and business management, working for technology-based businesses in the Middle East and Africa markets,” commented Ayes Amewudah, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing. “Vislink has a strong track record in the region working with major broadcasters including Al Jazeera and Al Kass. Adding John to the team is part of a larger strategy to expand within the Middle East and Africa markets.”
“I’m looking forward to starting a new chapter at VISLINK using my extensive knowledge of the broadcast sector in the Middle East and Africa markets to help solidify Vislink’s leadership in the area. I am confident that my unique understanding of business dynamics in the Middle East, combined with the incredible staff already in place at the Dubai office, will lead to increased growth and brand recognition in the region,” said John.
About VISLINK PLC
VISLINK is a global technology business specialising in the collection and delivery of high quality video and associated data from the field to the point of usage. VISLINK provides solutions to the broadcast market for the collection of live news, sports and entertainment events, and to the video surveillance market including law enforcement and public safety customers.
With offices in the UK, USA, Dubai, Brazil and Singapore, VISLINK employs over 300 people and has revenues of £60 million. VISLINK’s solutions include the design and manufacture of microwave radio, satellite transmission, wireless camera and cellular systems, with manufacturing operations in the UK and USA. VISLINK is fully listed on the AIM.