Alain Pecot Named Regional Director of Southern Europe for Harris Corporation’s Broadcast Communications Business
WINNERSH, England, July 2008 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has named Alain Pecot regional director of Southern Europe for Harris Broadcast Communications, effective August 4. Based in France, Pecot will apply his extensive industry experience to grow Harris Broadcast’s business in the region and to provide strong leadership to all Harris employees in France.
Pecot joins Harris from Thomson, where he held the position of chief marketing and technology officer for the company’s Networks & Integration Solutions business unit. In this role, he was responsible for developing plans for integrating recently merged companies, defining product line road maps and managing product life cycles to reduce time to market and improve quality. Previously, Pecot served as director, channel and new services, for the company’s Grass Valley division, where he was responsible for development of a new distribution channel and an e-commerce solution to address the professional market. Prior to joining Thomson, Pecot worked for Sony Broadcast & Professional Europe, where he held progressively responsible roles culminating in director, media business, for Western Europe.
“The Harris presence in France is well established, and this senior appointment signifies our further commitment to investment and growth in the Western European market,” said Richard Scott, vice president, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) operations for Harris Broadcast Communications. “Alain brings to Harris an impressive background in international broadcast and media markets. His vast experience in product management, new market development, direct and indirect sales management will be extremely valuable as we further strengthen the Harris business in Europe.”
Harris Broadcast Communications operations in France include the sales team responsible for France, Spain, Portugal, Greece and Northern Africa, together with after-sales support, project management and product development. Harris Sales operations based in Italy will also report into Pecot.
Pecot earned a master’s degree (DESS) in business administration from the Paris Institute of Business Management (IAE), Université Panthéon-Sorbonne; a license degree in audiovisual communication techniques from the Université de Valenciennes; and a degree in physics from the Université de Rouen.
Harris Broadcast Communications offers products, systems and services that provide interoperable workflow solutions that span the entire media delivery chain. The Harris ONE™ approach brings together highly integrated and cost-effective products that are ideal for emerging media business models and for customers upgrading media operations to digital and high-definition services.
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