Former SAM President Eric Cooney joins The Switch
By: SVG Staff
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 5:21 pm

The Switch, a global provider of technology and services for the production and transmission of video and data, has announced that Eric Cooney has been appointed to the board of directors. 

Cooney brings more than 25 years of senior executive management experience in the technology, media and telecommunications sector, most recently serving as president, CEO and board director for Snell Advanced Media (SAM) through its acquisition by Belden, the parent company of Grass Valley, in February 2018. 

Prior to that, Cooney was president, CEO and board director for Internap, a publicly traded cloud-hosting, data centre and network services provider. He had also served as president & CEO of Tandberg Television, now part of the Ericsson Group, which provides advanced compression systems, and on-demand and content distribution solutions.

“Mr. Cooney’s proven track-record of driving value to technology and service companies in the industry will be invaluable to The Switch as it continues its transformation into a global, full-service studios, production services, OTT and transmission solutions provider,” said Keith Buckley, president and CEO of The Switch. “We are thrilled to welcome him to our board of directors.”

“The Switch is well-positioned to continue its global path of growth as a provider of technology and services for the production and transmission of video and data,” said Cooney. “I am looking forward to lending my experience, relationships and guidance to enhance and deliver on The Switch’s established market leadership.”