Test and measurement manufacturer Leader Electronics has appointed Neil Coles as European Regional Development Manager.

“Neil is a popular and highly respected member of the broadcast industry with a good knowledge of the creative and commercial aspects as well as the technology on which our customers depend,” comments Leader Europe Managing Director Koichi Fukagawa. “His areas of responsibility will include promoting the wide range of test and measurement solutions to the existing Leader user base and helping increase our share of the broadcast, digital film and web-TV market.”

“Accurate, repeatable and cost-efficient test and measurement are essential in the highly competitive sphere of content creation, postproduction, storage and distribution,” Neil Coles adds. “I am delighted to be joining a company which is clearly living up to its name as a world-leading producer of innovative, intuitive and affordable instrumentation. Leader has already made significant advances in the OB market which we see as an area with considerable growth potential both into the 4K UHD domain and, longer term, into 8K Hi-Vision.”

Neil Coles started his career in 1996 with various roles including account management at West 1 Television and postproduction management for travel documentaries. His development path included senior positions at NEP Group and Bexel Global Broadcast Solutions. He also established his own company specialising in the provision of high grade broadcast production facilities and system integration services.

Jon Creamer