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SAM appoints Cooney as CEO

Snell Advanced Media (SAM), a global provider of integrated media production solutions, has appointed former Tandberg Television President Eric Cooney as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Cooney has over 20 years of experience in the technology, media and telecommunications industry. He was CEO of Tandberg Television, leading its merger with Ericsson Group in 2007 and subsequently resigned to accept the CEO role at NASDAQ-listed IT services provider Internap.

In his role as CEO of SAM, he will continue to drive the growth and development of the group across its core markets and build upon the significant sales growth the business has achieved in the last two years as a result of significant investment in new products.

Commenting on his appointment, Eric Cooney said: “Snell Advanced Media has seen good growth in recent years, in what has been a challenging market impacted by the changing nature of end-user media consumption. This is testament to its commitment to innovation and integration, whilst keeping its customers front and centre.  Having demonstrated the ability to adapt and evolve both organically and through M&A activity, this is an exciting time to be joining the group as we look to explore new ways to further drive market share and profitable growth within the media production industry.”

The appointment will see Tim Thorsteinson step down as CEO after two years in the role for personal reasons.

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