Prime Focus Technologies (PFT) has appointed industry veteran Aine Healy as Vice President and Head of UK. Based at PFT’s London facility, Aine will lead the Sales, Operations, Technology and Strategic Business development efforts in the UK for the global digital content services provider.
Aine comes to PFT with more than 20 years experience in the Broadcast Operations and Post Production industries. She has spent the past decade as CEO of Intermission Studio, a state-of-the-art digital facility which she founded in Ireland, and before that worked as Broadband Studio Manager at eircom, Operations Manager at TV3 and Head of Transmission at Tara Television. She has also held senior roles at TG4, Orbit and RTE.
A pioneering market leader, PFT has witnessed significant global growth over the past year on the back of major project wins, including several prestigious contracts in the UK and a strong pipeline of new prospects who are keen to adopt PFT’s unique and award-winning technology -led services and flexible business model.
COO Ganesh Sankaran commented: “Aine’s appointment is an integral part of our growth strategy, building on our recent successes in the UK – a key market for PFT. Aine’s background, and her entrepreneurial experience as a founder and CEO, give her a vital insider insight into the challenges the M&E industry faces, and a deep understanding of the evolution it is going through.”
Talking of her new role, Aine said: “Prime Focus Technologies is in an enviable and exciting position today. People in the M&E industry are constantly searching for new models and new technologies to make their work processes more efficient and to lower their costs. PFT provides a compelling media and IT offering which addresses these needs. The potential for PFT’s is enormous, and I very much look forward to leading the charge for PFT in the UK, and delivering on this potential.”
PFT has also recently announced the appointment of Kapil Gupta as Vice President of Program Management as part of the expansion of its management team, and will be exhibiting its latest offering at the Broadcast India 2011 show at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, which runs from October 20-22, 2011.