Trev Sword Appointed General Manager of Ikegami UK


Sword brings 20 years’ experience to role heading up the UK, Ireland and Africa offices

Ikegami (, the leading manufacturer of specialised cameras and image processing equipment in the broadcast and medical industries, today announced the appointment of Trev Sword to General Manager UK. Effective immediately, Sword is responsible for heading up Ikegami’s UK, Ireland and Africa operations as well as managing all key customer accounts, system integrators and channel partners across the regions.

Sword brings a wealth of experience and industry knowledge to the role, having worked in the broadcast industry for over 20 years. Starting his career in the technical support team at Quantel in 1995, Sword progressed to team leader.  From 2007 to 2014, Sword took the technical lead for all of Snell’s global sales team, specialising in production switchers.  

Sword’s most recent role was as Technical Sales Manager for Shotoku handling all global sales. As Ikegami’s General Manager UK, he will draw from his experience of leading the entire sales cycle, from technical demonstrations to project management.


Sword comments on the appointment, “My extensive experience in global roles has equipped me perfectly to expand Ikegami in the UK, Ireland and Africa markets. Ikegami has a great legacy and I am honored to be given the opportunity to continue that.”

Kenzo Ishizuka, President of Ikegami Europe, added, “Trevor brings with him a tremendous amount of experience. His career thus far has provided him with a great understanding of broadcast workflows and the customers we serve. He’s a great addition to the Ikegami team and is perfectly placed to expand Ikegami’s presence in the UK, Ireland and Africa markets.”

Sword will be on Ikegami stand 12.A31 at IBC2017.


About Ikegami

Ikegami, the leading manufacturer of specialized cameras, image processing and transmission equipment was founded in 1946 in Tokyo, Japan. Today around 900 employees are working in 1 R&D Centre, 2 factories and 11 sales and service organizations all over the world. Ikegami has consistently created the most advanced products in all image processes, namely image, transmission, processing, recording and display. 

Founded in 1970, Ikegami Electronics (Europe) GmbH in Neuss, Germany is the sales and service organization for Europe and Africa. Through its German and UK branches, Ikegami provides customers, system integrators and dealers with advanced products across the European, Middle Eastern and African regions.