SHELTON, CT, March 30, 2009 – Anton/Bauer, a brand of The Vitec Group, and the world’s premier provider of professional video camera batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems, is announcing the appointment of Graham Ramsey as Vice President of Sales.
Ramsey, an industry veteran with a proven sales track record spanning more than two decades, moves to Anton/Bauer from Clear-Com, another Vitec Group brand. In his new capacity as Vice President of Sales, Ramsey will oversee all sales for Anton/Bauer worldwide and will work closely with Shin Minowa, recently promoted to Vice President, Marketing and Business Development.
“I’m very excited about the opportunities I see ahead as the broadcast and video industries continue to transition in the face of changing technology and market forces,” says Ramsey. “The modern business paradigms that are developing will open up whole new avenues for expansion. I believe that Anton/Bauer is uniquely positioned with its state-of-the-art technology solutions to take full advantage of these opportunities.”
“Leveraging our technology to meet specific customer applications is critical to successfully compete in today's challenging environment,” says Michael Accardi, President of Anton/Bauer. “With his many years of solid experience in sales and support program development, as well as his broad knowledge of existing and emerging markets, Ramsey is the ideal candidate to continue development of our sales efforts and help us achieve established goals.”
Before joining Anton/Bauer, Ramsey was Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Support for Clear-Com, where he established and directed the sales and support efforts in Cambridge, UK, and in Alameda, California. Prior to that, he spent 18 years at Vinten Broadcast, Inc., as General Manager responsible for the commercial operation of Vinten in its global markets.
During his career, Ramsey has logged significant successes in each position he has held. At Clear-Com, his sales and support achievements helped establish the company’s place as a global market leader in professional communication systems for production teams. While at Vinten, Ramsey set up a fully operational marketing office in Singapore in less than two months and generated a six-fold increase in sales in China over a four-year period. The result of his professional efforts on behalf of each company has been increased market opportunities and brand strength.
“We fully expect that Ramsey’s impressive ability to drive sales and manage customer support programs will add a powerful dynamic to the sales and marketing efforts of Anton/Bauer,” says Joop Janssen, Chief Executive, Broadcast Systems division for Vitec Group. “We believe he will have an impressive impact on the company’s success.”
Anton/Bauer is recognized as the world’s innovator and premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other key mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries. Based in the United States in Shelton, CT with offices in Europe and Asia, Anton/Bauer was established in 1970 and has expanded its product offerings to include many signature lines such as its leading Gold Mount® system, InterActive® chargers and Logic Series® batteries such as the HyTRON® 50, 100 and 140, and Dionic® 90, 160 and HC. Their products are compatible with virtually every camera brand on the market today. Other Anton/Bauer high performance products include the Ultralight®, ElipZ®, ElightZ®, CINE-VCLX® and CINE VCLX/2®. Their superior-quality products have become an industry standard. For more information on Anton/Bauer, visit www.antonbauer.com.
ABOUT THE VITEC GROUP PLC
The Vitec Group plc is acknowledged as a global leader in the supply of equipment and services to the broadcasting, entertainment and photographic industries and has established a reputation for technical excellence and superior engineering along with an astute business strategy which has seen it grow by acquisition. Innovation is a cornerstone of the Group’s activities and the organization is committed to a policy of continuous product development. With revenues (2007) of $546m (£274m) and over 2200 employees world-wide, its products are distributed in almost 100 countries, through a strong, fully-resourced distribution network or direct to the end user or corporate customer. More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.