Hire company Take 2 has appointed Alan Piper as Managing Director.

Piper has close to forty years’ experience in the film industry. He was most recently md at camera manufacturer RED Europe, where over the past nine years he grew the European team from an initial three people focusing mainly on technical support, to a business of 30 people, responsible for the sales and service for RED product throughout EMEA.

In his new role, he will be responsible for leading business development, strategy and leadership to drive brand growth for Take 2.

John Brennan, Group CEO of Take 2 owner, Procam Group, said: “We took careful consideration and time in selecting new leadership for Take 2 and are confident we have found the right individual to provide an improved structure for the scale of business, while nurturing a client-centric culture that focuses on providing the very best service that Take 2 is known for. We are thrilled to welcome Alan on board. As Alan’s role and contributions expand, we know he will be an integral part of the future success of the Take 2.”

Prior to RED, Piper served as Group Operations Director at Lee Lighting Ltd within the Panavision Europe Group, before which he was Technical Sales Manager at Cine-Europe for six years and European Technical Director at Panavision for four years. Prior to this, he served ten years at ARRI (GB) Ltd where he was instrumental in developing the camera service department and was ultimately responsible for all camera business, both sales and technical.

Commenting on his appointment, Piper said, “Over the years I have had the opportunity to get to know many members of the team and I now look forward to working alongside them. The Procam Group ownership moves Take 2 onward and upward, and I am hugely excited to be part of the team that will grow and expand the business.”

Jon Creamer

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