NEWBURY, UK — Quantel (www.quantel.com) has appointed Chris Steele to the position of senior product manager, broadcast. He will be responsible for bringing Quantel's RevolutionQ software production system through the final stages of development, and introducing it to the broadcast market around the world.
Steele joins Quantel following a career that spans the post and broadcast marketplaces. He began his career operating one of the industry's first animated graphics systems at ITN. He then joined the supplier side of the industry and was instrumental in the development and marketing of advanced computer graphics, special effects and workflow systems with several companies. More recently, Steele has acted as a consultant to a number of companies, including The Foundry, Pixel Power and Marquis Broadcast.
"What Quantel is doing with RevolutionQ is forward-looking and daring,” says Steele. “Most companies that are established in a particular market shy away from disruptive technologies. Not so Quantel — RevolutionQ has the potential to completely change how broadcasters go about production, and I'm looking forward to helping its development and showing the industry its enormous potential. I have a huge amount of respect for Quantel gained over many years watching its ideas change the industry time and again. Quantel is a major player in our industry and with the new technologies it is developing, is set to become an even more dominant force."