Grass Valley Names Tim Thorsteinson President and CEO
Alain Andreoli has stepped down and will leave the business at the end of January
By George Winslow -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/14/2013 4:07:30 PM
Thorsteinson has held numerous top executive jobs in the broadcast technology industry, including the president and CEO of Grass Valley, president of the Broadcast Communications division of Harris Corp., and president and CEO of Leitch. Most recently, Thorsteinson was president and CEO of Enablence Technologies Inc.
In announcing the appointment, David Golob, partner at Francisco Partners, which owns the tech vendor, and chairman of the Board of Grass Valley, thanked "Alain [Andreoli] for all of his contributions in helping to re-establish Grass Valley as an independent company."
"We are pleased to have Tim Thorsteinson join Grass Valley at this pivotal point in the company's transformation," Golob said. "Tim's in-depth industry knowledge and his proven track record of value creation will ensure Grass Valley's continued success as an independent leader in the rapidly evolving broadcast infrastructure market."
Andreoli has stepped down and will leave the business at the end of January.
"Grass Valley is uniquely positioned to help lead the broadcast industry into the multi-platform era and I am excited to be joining the team," added Thorsteinson. "I know firsthand of the rich history of technical innovation that our customers around the world have come to expect from Grass Valley and I intend to continue that tradition through our powerful product portfolio and best in class solutions."
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