August 28, 2013

Charlie Vogt appoints Steve Foreman, president of global operations and services; Jeff Liening, senior vice president of global sales operations

Harris Broadcast, a global supplier of content management and network infrastructure serving broadcasters, satellite, MSOs, IPTV, mobile television and over-the-top providers, today announced plans to preview the new management team’s vision and strategy at IBC 2013 in Amsterdam (Stand 7.G20, RAI Exhibition Centre, Sept. 13-17). The business also announced new senior management appointments. Steve Foreman has been named president of global operations and services, and Jeff Liening, senior vice president of global sales operations.

“With our customers and partners facing significant technology and industry transformations, Harris Broadcast is aggressively focused on shaping our vision, product roadmaps and go-to-market strategy to address these unique challenges and opportunities,” said Charlie Vogt, CEO of Harris Broadcast. “We are uniquely positioned in the marketplace with more than 3,000 customers worldwide, powerful patents and a leading solutions portfolio, while our new, independent ownership structure is fueling customer-focus and an entrepreneurial culture. The investments we are making in our leadership team build on the company’s strong base to better serve our customers and the industry.”

Mr. Foreman brings a unique global track record in operations, transformation and supply chain management to Harris Broadcast. He joins the company from Texas Pacific Group (TPG) where he was senior advisor for seven years supporting management teams during strategic and operational transformations, including Freescale Semiconductor, Avaya and Armstrong Worldwide Industries.

“The combination of Harris Broadcast’s leadership team, market opportunity and competitive strengths creates a truly outstanding opportunity and I am thrilled to join Charlie Vogt’s management team at this exciting time,” said Mr. Foreman. “I look forward to leveraging my strengths in operations and supply chain management to accelerate our plans.”

Prior to joining TPG, Mr. Foreman was the senior vice president of professional services and delivery at E2open (NASDAQ: EOPN), the leading provider of supply chain software. He was an executive at Solectron for more than eight years before E2open and participated in the company’s growth from less than $1B in revenue to over $20B. Mr. Foreman holds both an MSE and an MBA with honors from the University of Washington, and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania in Mathematics and Economics.

Mr. Liening joins Harris Broadcast from GENBAND, where he was most recently senior vice president of global sales operations. Prior to GENBAND, he held various sales management positions at Sycamore Networks, Lucent Technologies, Ascend Communications and Cascade Communications.

“Harris Broadcast’s customer base is second to none and I am very pleased to join the company and support Charlie’s vision for strengthening the customer alignment and focus of our sales operations,” said Mr. Liening.

Mr. Liening began his career with the U.S. Department of Defense (US Air Force), providing advanced communications and satellite imagery network engineering support to the Defense Information Systems Agency in the area of secure broadcast and terrestrial network based voice, video and data technologies. He holds an MSEE graduate degree from Washington University of St. Louis, a BSEE undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University and a BS AE undergraduate degree from St. Louis University – Parks College.


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Harris Broadcast is a market leader in content management and network infrastructure serving more than 3,000 radio/TV broadcasters, cable networks, MSOs and mobile and IPTV providers spanning 140 countries.

Harris Broadcast has been awarded 240 patents and has received eight Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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Steve Reynolds is President of Imagine Communications, a global leader in multiscreen video and ad management solutions that broadcasters, networks, video service providers and enterprises around the world rely on to support their mission-critical operations.

Steve brings 25 years of technology leadership in the video industry to Imagine Communications. He has served as the CTO at Imagine Communications and Harris Broadcast, Senior Vice President of Premises Technology at Comcast, Senior Vice President of Technology at OpenTV, and CTO at Intellocity USA.

Steve earned a MS in Computer Engineering from Widener University and BS in Computer Science from West Chester University. As the Chairman of the AIMS Alliance and a member of SMPTE and SCTE, he has participated in numerous standards-making bodies in the cable and digital video industries. Steve also holds over 40 patents relating to digital video, content security, interactive television and digital devices.