March 11, 2009


New hires include: Bryce Button, product marketing manager; Jay Ignaszewski, sales territory manager, Northeast; John Ladle, sales territory manager, Midwest; Jeff Way, sales territory manager, Western US & Canada; and Dan Wingard, sales territory manager, Southeast.

The company has also retained dedicated sales representative agencies for their products in Asia and Europe. Eric Hamilton of Pacific Portals will oversee Asian resellers and distributors, while Matthew Causon of Phosphor will oversee European resellers and distributors.

Ignaszewski has worked in every production capacity, from camera to editorial, and has also held posts with Asia Media Products, Media 100, SynaPix and Mass Illusions. Ladle has worked in the pro video channel since 1996 as owner of HD-Sales and as a territorial representative for Apple, Autodesk and Canon USA. Way has over 20 years of industry experience with companies that include Avid, EDnet, Quantel and iBeam. And Wingard joins AJA from Planar, where he was a sales manager. He’s also worked with Quantel and Avid.

Button has been working in post since the mid-1980s and joins AJA from Autodesk, where he most recently served as an application specialist for their Flame product. He also has extensive experience as an editor and post supervisor, and is the author of two professional editing books.