Newly appointed Mathias Eckert will be responsible for Harris Broadcast Communications operations throughout Central Europe.
As of 1 July, Eckert has the dual role of regional director, Central Europe, and managing director of the new Harris Broadcast Communications office opening in July in Munich, Germany. His remit covers Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Eastern Europe, including Russia.
“Mathias brings to Harris a comprehensive understanding of the broadcast industry and the European market, which gives us a tremendous advantage in our ability to serve our customers and grow our business in this important region,” said Richard Scott, vice president, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) operations for Harris Broadcast Communications.
Eckert joined Harris from Avid Technology, where he held the position of general manager for Northern and Central Europe. Prior to that, he was director of European operations for iNEWS, and also worked for Sony Deutschland.
“I look forward to working to meet Harris goals in the European market, which are to get closer to the customer, strengthen relationships and improve reaction time,” said Eckert. “By developing a more customer-oriented approach, Harris is demonstrating its serious commitment to the European market.”