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Grass Valley Aims to Grow the Global Services Business

Grass Valley Taps IT and Communications Services Industry Veteran Aengus Linehan to Lead Global Services

Grass Valley™ is pleased to announce the addition of Aengus Linehan, a veteran of the IT and communications services industry, as Senior Vice President of the company’s Global Services business unit. Linehan will be responsible for all aspects of the Grass Valley Professional Services and Customer Service business worldwide. This strategic hire was announced by Grass Valley President and CEO Alain Andreoli.

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Linehan, who will be based in San Francisco, California, most recently served as Vice President of Services for the Communications and Media Solutions business unit of Hewlett-Packard. At Grass Valley he will look to grow the burgeoning Global Services business. His mission will be to build and execute a strong services plan for Grass Valley.

“We are delighted to have such an experienced executive joining us at this new and exciting stage of our history,” said Andreoli. “We welcome his vision and expertise in building a successful services business within a large media organization, and look forward to strengthening our efforts to help our customers achieve their individual goals and business models with local engineering and product support.”

Among his many duties, Linehan will seek to combine all of the highly successful Grass Valley Services capabilities around the world under a singular vision.

“What attracted me to Grass Valley was the fact that the company has a proud history and is a pioneer in the industry,” said Linehan. “When I look at the broadcast and professional video production sector, Grass Valley is an icon. It’s a company whose name is known throughout the world and I am very excited to be a part of that.”

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“I plan to build out a deep services and solutions delivery capability that will allow Grass Valley to be the world’s leading provider of best-in-class video technology solutions to our customers,” Linehan continued.

With an extensive IT and Telecommunications resume, Linehan joined HP in the United States in 1998 and led worldwide business development activities for HP’s Telecom Business Unit. In 2005, he founded HP OpenCall’s Service Delivery Organization and within three years was managing HP’s CMS business in the Americas. Linehan holds a degree in Biotechnology from Dublin City University, Ireland.

About Grass Valley

With a rich history serving the broadcast and professional video industries, the Grass Valley name is synonymous with innovation, leadership, and performance. With a full range of products and services supporting many of the world's most high-profile television events, Grass Valley offers the most comprehensive portfolio of flexible and cost-effective digital technologies and systems available. Customers deploying Grass Valley solutions include most of the world's leading broadcast and teleproduction facilities, independent video professionals, as well as emerging content creators and distributors providing broadband, telecommunications, and transmission services. When you’re watching news, sports, or entertainment programming, whether on a TV, the Web, or a mobile phone, you’re watching Grass Valley at work.

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