"Working with TV Magic presents an exciting opportunity for me, as the company already boasts a strong reputation across the industry and is poised for further growth through its three North American offices," said Milley. "In my role with TV Magic, I will continue the company's commitment to building strong client relationships, not only through the provision of design and installation of systems that meet each customer's unique needs, but also by providing ongoing support after the sale."
Milley began his career in the video production world after graduating from Temple University with a degree from the university's Radio-TV-Film Department. His experience in numerous production roles led to his appointment as a production manager for Visual Sound, where his credits included commercials with JC Penney, music videos with Boyz II Men, and broadcasts of WTA (Women's Tennis Association) events.
Milley entered broadcast sales and marketing with a post at Audio Video Supply and later joined Panasonic Broadcast & Television Systems as district sales manager for Southern California, Nevada, and Hawaii. While at Panasonic, he made significant sales to customers in the cable, government, military, and educational markets. He built on this success as district sales manager at JVC Professional Products Company, where he was instrumental in the launch of the company's ProHD product line, with successful implementation in accounts including Saddleback Church, KOCE, Viejas Casino, and California State Fullerton.
"We're pleased to welcome Steve to TV Magic and anticipate that his extensive experience in the industry — from hands-on production to representation of advanced broadcast systems in a variety of markets — will enrich our ability to provide clients with smart solutions that address their current and future media needs," said Stephen D. Rosen, president of TV Magic. "With Pat serving in his new role in charge of engineering, we are better prepared than ever to deliver quality broadcast and A/V solutions in a timely manner."
Thompson's new position as senior vice president of engineering operations entails heading up all engineering across TV Magic. He will focus on the engineering department's organizational structure, reporting and process, development of metrics, resource management, organizing and implementing the project management office, and all things in between. He will bring focus to engineering while strengthening the foundation on which TV Magic's business is based. Thompson has been with the company in various capacities and has extensive knowledge of its management, organization, business, history, and focus. He is also part of executive management, which should prove invaluable to supporting, organizing, and preparing engineering operations for the future.
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About TV Magic
TV Magic is a broadcast and A/V systems integrator and engineering company committed to providing its customers with the highest-quality service in the industry. Regardless of the size, scope, or sophistication of the project, TV Magic has the experience, the knowledge, and the talent to define and meet its technical requirements. The company leverages today's technology to deliver end-to-end solutions for a variety of applications from broadcast facilities to HD production, to installed A/V solutions, and many more. TV Magic prides itself in developing partnerships with customers and vendors that lead to successful long-term relationships. The company has offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, and the New York City metro area. Additional information is available at www.TVMagic.tv.
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