Ottawa, ON - Dec 2, 2013 - International Datacasting Corporation appointed new executives to key company functions. The changes include a new chief financial officer and vice president of products, as well as a restructuring of IDC's global sales force.
Steven Archambault, IDC's new CFO, is a seasoned finance executive with more than 15 years experience in financial reporting and accounting, internal controls, treasury, corporate income taxes, and financial system implementations. Archambault has served as IDC's director of finance and treasury since 2012. Archambault's experience includes service at Ernst & Young as an audit manager, and more recently senior finance roles with a reinsurance company. He is a chartered accountant in Canada and a certified public accountant (Illinois) in the United States, and holds a bachelor of commerce (honors) degree from the University of Ottawa. Archambault will continue to be located in Ottawa.
IDC's outgoing CFO, Rick Clements, will continue at IDC until Jan. 31, 2014 to support a smooth transition of responsibilities. Clements will also be available to IDC on a consulting basis after his departure to provide support as required.
Steeve Huin, IDC's new vice president of products, joins IDC from Irdeto. Huin has extensive experience in software engineering, architecture, product management, and product marketing. Most recently, he was Irdeto's senior product director, where he held responsibility for conditional access, overseeing a global product line serving pay TV operators and broadcasters. Huin has led the introduction of innovative new products, including a successful software security solution for broadcast networks. He holds a software engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Electronique, Informatique et de Radiocommunications in Bordeaux, France and has lived and worked in France, the Netherlands, the USA and China.
Walter Capitani, previously IDC VP of product management, has been named vice president of marketing. Capitani's new responsibilities include strategic marketing, business development, and marketing communications. He recently coordinated a full review of IDC's strategy and product lines, and will lead the development of industry partnerships and strategic relationships. He will also assist the CEO and IDC's board of directors in evaluating potential opportunities for non-organic growth by IDC.
IDC also reorganized its global Sales force. IDC's sales teams will be structured on a regional basis, which the company says will allow increased delegation of authority, faster decision making, and more effective interactions with customers, partners, and resellers.
The executives responsible for each sales region follow.
■ Peter Neuman, regional director, Americas. Neuman recently joined IDC from Hansen Technologies, where he was head of sales for the pay TV business segment. He has also served at industry-leading companies such as Irdeto, Liberty Global, DirecTV, and Hughes Communications. Neuman will oversee IDC's business in the Americas and lead efforts to expand IDC's presence in Latin America.
■ Berry Eskes, regional director, EMEA North. Eskes joined IDC in 2005 with the company's acquisition of PROFLine, where he was director of sales, and has led the company in winning several major network deployments in recent years. In addition to driving IDC's sales in Northern and Eastern Europe, he will focus on developing markets and acquiring new customers in the Middle East, Russia, and the former CIS countries.
■ Berend Blokzijl, regional director, EMEA South. Blokzijl joined IDC in 2008, and has driven strategic sales of products such as Digital Cinema across Europe. He was previously international sales manager at Xantic where he built a distribution network in Southern Europe and Africa, and while based in the UK he also developed channel sales in Western Europe. At Novell Netherlands, he rebuilt and substantially increased service revenues. He will lead IDC's sales in Western and Southern Europe, and in addition will focus on acquiring new customers in the rapidly growing African market.
■ Doug Pierce, regional director, Asia-Pacific. Pierce recently joined IDC from HTTV, a French supplier of digital TV technology, where he held sales responsibility for Asia-Pacific. His previous roles included VP and general manager of Asia-Pacific at Advanced Digital Broadcast, as well as several roles in both Asia and the USA at Texas Instruments. Pierce will develop IDC's direct and distribution sales capabilities across all of Asia-Pacific.
■ Virginia Lee Williams, previous VP of global sales, has decided to pursue opportunities outside of IDC. Doug Lowther will serve as Interim VP of global sales in addition to his other responsibilities as president and CEO.