PAT names Evan Purnell as New Zealand GM
NEW ZEALAND: Professional Audio & Television (PAT) has appointed Evan Purnell as general manager based at its recently opened office in Auckland. Mr Purnell brings a wealth of experience gained within the New Zealand broadcast sector at Sky TV, as well as from Al Kass in Qatar, and as a freelancer in Europe.
The broadcast supplier and integrator has been operating in Australia for six years, building a strong portfolio of clients and projects. Strong growth in Australia reportedly led to the demand from manufacturers for PAT to add a local presence in New Zealand.
‘The people within our company are the reason behind our continued successes and growth, and to find the right fit in Evan was crucial for the New Zealand market,’ said Patrick Salloch, managing director of Professional Audio & Television. ‘Evan’s experience and business acumen speaks for itself. He has a unique skill set in that he has staff management experience, has been an operator and engineer on international broadcast events, and he is very enthusiastic about the technology solutions we provide.’
‘I can’t wait to start my new role with PAT in New Zealand,’ added Mr Purnell. ‘The expertise and brands PAT offers in New Zealand make for a very compelling case that we will be able to grow the market share significantly. Brands such as Lawo, VSM, DirectOut, RTW, Pearl Microphones, Enco and Dimetis provide a very solid platform from which to establish ourselves as a trusted solutions provider, just like PAT has done in Australia.’