MNA appoints co-chairs of its Marketing Working Group
WORLD: The Media Networking Alliance (MNA) has appointed two co-chairs of its Marketing Working Group. The Telos Alliance’s director of marketing, Angi Roberson, and Martin Barbour, product manager – installed systems at QSC will both take over from Focusrite’s Will Hoult, serving in the role over the course of the following year.
With more than 20 years of experience in the broadcasting industry, Ms Roberson started in sales at Pacific Research & Engineering in 1993, before joining The Telos Alliance a decade ago. In her current role she is responsible for marketing across the entire radio division comprising Telos Systems, Omnia Audio, Axia Audio and 25-Seven Systems.
Since graduating in sound technology at Liverpool John Moores University, Mr Barbour has gained 17 years of experience in the pro audio industry. He joined QSC in 2010 as a product applications specialist and was recently appointed to his current role, where he oversees all of the Q-Sys platform’s audio aspects.
‘The expanding rate of uptake of AES67 is correspondingly increasing the workload of the alliance in promoting awareness and educational support of the interoperability standard among the professional audio, A/V and broadcast industries, and in supporting the on-going work of industry professionals and standards bodies like the AES and SMPTE. Angi and Martin are most ably equipped to ensure that we successfully manage that task,’ explained Terry Holton, MNA vice chairman. ‘We welcome Angi and Martin as they take on their new joint role and begin planning for 2017. Presented with two candidates of such outstanding caliber and experience, we took the decision to ask them to consider co-chairing the working group, which happily they agreed to do. We also take the opportunity to thank Will Hoult who has commendably chaired the working group for the past two years. His hard work is greatly appreciated.’