Former TSL MD David Phillips joins Gearhouse Broadcast to ramp up SI business
Broadcast services specialist Gearhouse Broadcast has appointed David Phillips as business development director for its Systems Integration division. Phillips, who spent ten years as managing director of TSL, will focus on expanding Gearhouse’s list of SI customers around the world. He will work closely with Eamonn Dowdall, business development director of Gearhouse’s parent company, Gravity Media Group.
Having started out as an engineer at Granada TV in the early 1980s, Phillips has worked in senior management and sales positions for key broadcast industry players. These include Panasonic, Philips BTS and Thomson Grass Valley, before joining TSL as MD. After leaving TSL in 2014, he has established his own business, MultiCast Consultancy, which continues to provide consultancy services to the Broadcast, IT and Telecoms industries via his partners.
“David is extremely well known and respected throughout the industry. As well as an enviable contact book, he brings with him a proven track record of growing businesses within the systems integration sector,” said Eamonn Dowdall, business development director at Gravity Media Group. “We serve customers around the world, so David’s experience of running offices in the Middle East and Asia will be invaluable as we look to build on our successes within the SI market.”
Commenting on his appointment, Phillips said: “Gearhouse has built a reputation for delivering cutting edge and innovative solutions over many years, so I have a particularly solid foundation to build on. There is a real thirst to embrace new technology, through investment in 4K, IP and remote production that appealed to me, and with the industry at this exciting juncture, I’m very confident that we can deliver solutions to prepare our customers for the future.”