Riedel Networks recruits Timo Koch as chief commercial officer

Former EMG director of operations Timo Koch has joined Riedel Networks as chief commercial officer of the company’s Media Division.

Reporting to Riedel Networks chief executive Michael Martens, Koch will oversee the company’s commercial and business development in the media and entertainment sector.

Timo Koch: Chief commercial officer of Riedel Networks Media Division

He has been given the remit of extending its existing connectivity business to broadcast and live events while utilising the group’s data center potential for new media operations.

“We are pleased to have won Timo Koch, an expert in the field of broadcasting, for the management team of Riedel Networks,” said Martens.

“With his many years of experience, we are confident that he will successfully lead and shape the Media Division.”

A complement to the company’s Enterprise Division focused on SD-WAN, network edge, security, and cloud solutions for the corporate sector, the Riedel Networks Media Division makes use of the company’s long-standing experience in broadcast, sports and live events to deliver a portfolio of networking solutions tailored to the needs of the media and entertainment market.

Koch has spent most of his professional career in the outside broadcast (OB) and production facility business. After his own OB operation in Belgium was acquired by NEP Group, he remained to initiate work on major international sports events.

Later, Koch oversaw EMG’s international business, its deployment of a large IP fly-away system, and the integration of various business units, such as EMG’s RF operation.

Koch said: “As the broadcast industry is rapidly moving into remote production and fully IP-controlled environments, I am thrilled to add my long-lasting broadcast experience to the Riedel Networks team,” said Koch.

“I am convinced that we can bring a very attractive offer to the market by leveraging Riedel’s expertise in the entire content workflow.”

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