Ascent Media taps Devins as director, biz def

Ascent Media Systems & Technology Services has named Mark Devins as director, business development as part of the company’s increased focus on the convergence of IT and media technology.

Devins, who has more than 15 years of experience in the digital media, data storage, communications and entertainment industries, will be actively involved in planning and directing the expansion of Ascent Media’s client relationships to include emerging Digital Media businesses and technology platforms. He will focus on helping clients to create and implement a variety of solutions for Digital Asset Management; Digital Workflow Technologies; Digital Archives and Content Delivery Platforms.

Previously global director, digital media broadcast for the Advanced Solutions software group of Quantum Corp., Devins also spent eight years with Advanced Digital Information Corporation, which was acquired by Quantum in 2006. He previously had held sales management positions with Open Systems Solutions, Inc.; Intelligent Solutions, Inc.; Signal Computer Products, Inc.; and Scenario, Inc.

“File-based workflows have reshaped how content owners and networks create, archive and distribute programming,” said Tom Canavan, executive vice president of Ascent Media Network Services. “Mark Devins’ is one of the leading people in IT technology and software applications for digital media . He enables us to bring a significantly increased level of expertise to our business development efforts in this highly-specialized area.”