Gideon Uys, Industry Veteran and Director of Joseph Fiber Solutions, Dead at 50

Gideon Uys, a long-time production and engineering vet who most recently worked for Joseph Fiber Solutions, had previously worked at Telecast Fiber Systems, and founded mobile-production and rental company Location Solutions, died on Jan. 8 at his home at the age of 50.

Industry veteran Gideon Uys died yesterday at the age of 50.

Industry veteran Gideon Uys died yesterday at the age of 50.

Originally from South Africa, Uys was a lifelong broadcast engineer who earned a solid reputation in the U.S., Europe, and South Africa. After arriving in the U.S., he became a chief engineer at Soljay Productions, an outside-broadcast company, and then president of Location Solutions, a mobile-production and rental company that he founded. He then crossed over into broadcast sales with senior roles at Telecast Fiber Systems and then Joseph Electronics, where he spent more than eight years.

“Gideon was one of the smartest people I’ve ever known,” said Yohay Hahamy, president of JFS parent company Joseph Electronics. “His knowledge of broadcast systems and his easygoing nature helped him to make friends out of customers everywhere he went. He had a huge heart, and we will all miss him.”