Snell hires technical sales manager for new Dubai office
UAE: Snell has appointed Dipesh Makwana to the role of technical sales manager for its new sales office in Dubai, where he will provide pre-sales support for the entire Snell product range to customers throughout the Middle East region.
Mr Makwana – a graduate of the University of Salford in Manchester, UK – will report directly to Naresh Subherwal, president, Asia Pacific and Middle East for Snell.
Prior to joining the company, Mr Makwana was a sports products specialist at Orad Hi-Tec Systems. Whilst there, he provided project management and systems integration for customers' sports production-related workflows and also gave input into development of the company's tapeless production servers and sports replay servers.
Before this, he served for 10 years at BSkyB, starting as VT/EVS operator and moving to MCR operator, a role in which he assisted with the network's migration to HD and served in key engineering functions.
‘The media landscape in the Middle East is one of the most vibrant and fastest growing in the world,’ said Mr Subherwal. ‘Since most networks have active HD and 3G operations, there is a world of opportunity there for Snell solutions. With his technical expertise and strong background in delivering customer solutions, Dipesh will be able to provide the localised support Middle Eastern customers need to build future-proof operations for HD and beyond.’
‘Snell has a well-deserved global reputation for delivering the media industry's most reliable and highest quality products, with deep levels of expertise in video and television production,’ commented Mr Makwana. ‘I'm looking forward to helping the company expand its market presence in the Middle East and working to provide comprehensive solutions to our customers.’