Fordham tapped to head Wohler video biz def

PANORAMA
dtv,
the video products division of Wohler Technologies Inc., has appointed Darren
Fordham as director of business development. Fordham joins the company with
more than 25 years of industry experience. In his new position with Wohler, he
will serve as a technology-oriented liaison between Wohler and its customers in
the broadcast industry while also assisting with the company’s expansion into
new markets.

“Darren has held
varied yet complimentary roles in the broadcast industry, and his wealth of
experience and many connections will be valuable to our operations as we build
our product presence in existing markets and make inroads into new
verticals,” said Carl J. Dempsey, Wohler’s president and CEO. “He
excels in helping customers find cutting-edge solutions that meet their
specific needs, and this talent is key to earning new and repeat business.
We’re very pleased to welcome Darren to Wohler.”

Fordham began his career
in the broadcast industry while attending the
University
of
Alabama in

Birmingham, where he was the director and
technical director for the WBRC-TV evening news. He moved on to work for two
major manufacturers of broadcast electronics, first as a product specialist at
Sony and later as an area account manager for

Grass
Valley.
Fordham then spent several years in the design, construction and operation of
mobile broadcasting vehicles at Cross Creek Video, engineering live sporting
events for ABC, NBC, CBS, ESPN, and FOX. He also served as a marketing product
specialist for broadcast equipment at PESA (now QuStream), where he was quickly
promoted to director of product development.

Fordham has held
memberships in professional organizations such as the Society of Broadcast
Engineering (SBE) and the Society of Motion Picture Television Engineering
(SMPTE). He is also affiliated with the Sports Video Group (SVG). Fordham is
based out of Huntsville, Ala.