Kevin Ancelin joins Artel as VP of sales and business development
WORLD: Artel Video Systems has expanded its executive team with the addition of Kevin Ancelin. Mr Ancelin takes up the newly created vice president of sales and business development position, bringing with him more than 28 years’ experience in the broadcast industry. In his new role he will be responsible for growing domestic and international sales of the manfacturer’s DigiLink media transport platform, and for providing leadership in new product development and strategic business decisions.
‘We are excited to add a seasoned executive like Kevin to Artel's management team. We look forward to benefiting from his management experience, and his extensive involvement in and understanding of the industry, to help us bring new and innovative solutions to the market,’ said Artel’s president, Richard Dellacanonica. ‘We're also looking forward to the fresh perspective he will bring to the position as well as his tremendous energy and exuberance in solving customer and market challenges.’
Prior to joining Artel, Mr Ancelin was at Adtec Digital, where he held various executive roles that included serving as president from 2003-2010. As one of the founders of Adtec, he was reportedly instrumental in growing the company from a start-up to a worldwide leader in the MPEG based contribution market. He attended the University of Central Florida and holds a Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree. He is also active in the broadcast community through his membership and/or involvement with industry associations such as the NAB, SMPTE, Sports Video Group, and CableLabs, and has participated in many industry discussion panels and speaking engagements.
‘Joining Artel's executive team presents an outstanding opportunity to play an integral role in the acceleration of the company's current and future growth,’ explained Mr Ancelin. ‘I was drawn to Artel because of the innovative and highly resilient multipurpose DigiLink transport platform. Additionally, Artel's recent entry into the JPEG 2000 transport market, most specifically the leadership role it has taken in the Video Services Forum and its VSF-TR-01 interoperability standard, is something I am especially excited about. I am looking forward to directing the sales team and being involved in developing the product roadmap and business strategy as Artel looks at new regions, markets, and technologies.’