Lawo opens support hub and expands US team

German manufacturer of IP audio, video and control infrastructure solutions Lawo is expanding its US operations, adding personnel and opening a new support and logistics hub in Elmsford, New York.

Three times the size and capacity of its previous facility, Lawo’s new hub will serve as warehouse, test facility, training centre and East Coast sales and support office. This new facility complements Lawo’s existing US HQ in New York City, West Coast sales and support office in Los Angeles, and Canadian headquarters in Toronto.

To oversee operations at the new hub, Ricardo Martinez assumes the position of North-American logistics and support coordinator starting 1 December. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business management and comes to Lawo from his previous post as operations supervisor with Autonomic Controls.

At the same time, Lawo has announced the hiring of Hans Juergens as broadcast engineer for pre- and post-sales technical support. This addition complements the recent appointment of David Antoine to Lawo’s team of US-based support experts.

Juergens is well-known for his work as a staff and contract engineer for respected companies such as ABC, CBS, NBC, ESPN and Vyvx Solutions, and most recently was a mobile unit engineer for NEP Broadcasting.

“Lawo has always been committed to providing excellent products with outstanding support,” says Sam Schauland, technical director, Americas. “TV and radio broadcasters in the US and Canada recognize this, and demand for Lawo IP-based video infrastructure products, radio and audio production consoles, and remote production solutions continues to grow steadily. Our expanded logistics capacity and continual addition of support engineers will help us to serve our clients even better.”

Info: www.lawo.com

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