OCTOPUS Newsroom, a globally active producer of television broadcast newsroom automation systems, announces a major addition to its management team with the appointment of Gene Sudduth as National Sales Director for North America. He joins from Chyron, latterly ChyronHego, after 29 years in account management roles. Based in Texas, he reports to OCTOPUS Newsroom Sales Director Gabriel Janko.

«Gene is a highly experienced sales professional with a distinguished broadcast industry background plus an excellent knowledge of the US and Canadian broadcast markets,» comments OCTOPUS Newsroom founder and CEO Petr Stokuč. «His combination of sales skills and in-depth technical knowledge make him a very welcome addition to the company as well expanding our global reach.»

«OCTOPUS Newsroom has already achieved an impressive level of visibility in North America with some excellent sales successes,» Gene Sudduth adds. «The company is a model of excellence in the development and delivery of newsroom computer systems which extend the boundaries in terms of features and operating efficiency. The high visibility of OCTOPUS Newsroom as an NAB Show exhibitor over the past 15 years has already contributed to the company’s success in the Americas. My role will be to build on its existing sales achievements by promoting the capabilities of highly innovative products such as Octopus 8.

Gene began his broadcast industry career in 1975 as a switching systems technician, and subsequently joined Ampex Corporation where he advanced to Associate Product Manager. He later joined Digital Services Corporation as Regional Sales Manager before joining Chyron in 1987 advancing to Senior Account Manager.

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