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Mathias Eckert

Harris Broadcast Communications has created a new business region by combining its existing Europe and Africa (EA) teams. Under the direction of Mathias Eckert, vice president of sales and service for Europe and Africa, the new EA operation aligns sales and services in the region, and delivers increased flexibility in the allocation of commercial and technical resources in-country.


The EA operation is broken down into four sub-regional teams reporting into Eckert. The team leads and respective areas of responsibility are:

• Sally Wallington, who heads the United Kingdom, Israel and South Africa
• Nicolas Berthier, who heads France, Belgium and North Africa
• Valter Bordignon, who heads Italy, Iberia, Greece and Malta
• Stefan Weidner, who heads the Nordic countries and Central Europe

“Harris Broadcast is entering the next phase of evolution in this region after years of successful growth,” said Eckert. “A close relationship between all parties involved in complex broadcast projects is key to a successful outcome. With this reorganization, we aim to achieve increased streamlining among Harris Broadcast, dealers and customers at the local level.”

Eckert adds: “Day-to-day business continues as normal, and Harris Broadcast customers should contact their local dealers and regional sales managers as they have previously.”


The other four Harris Sales and Service Regions are

• North America
• Caribbean and Latin America
• Middle East and South Asia
• Asia, Pacific Rim

About Mathias Eckert

Eckert joined Harris just over two years ago in the dual role of regional director for central and Nordic Europe and managing director for the new Harris Broadcast Communications facility in Munich. He was responsible for growing Harris Broadcast business throughout the region, which includes Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Eastern Europe (including Russia).

Eckert came to Harris from Avid Technology GmbH, where he held the position of general manager for northern and central Europe. In this role, Eckert managed sales, marketing, finance, customer support and professional services, as well as a 110-member team based in six countries. Previously, Eckert served as director of European operations for iNEWs, where he was responsible for the setup of the company's European business, building sales and marketing teams and establishing an office in Berlin. Prior to that, Eckert worked for Sony Deutschland GmbH, where he held progressively responsible positions in sales and key account management.

Eckert earned a Diplom-Ingenieur (equivalent to a master of science degree) in electrical engineering with a focus on software engineering from the Fachhochschule in Wiesbaden, Germany.


About Harris Broadcast Communications

Harris Broadcast Communications offers products, systems and services that provide interoperable workflow solutions for broadcast, cable, satellite and out-of-home networks. The Harris ONE™ solution brings together highly integrated and cost-effective products that enable advanced media workflows for emerging content delivery business models.

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About Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 15,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services.

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